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Ascent of Greenhorn Mountain on 2008-10-29

Climber: Sharon Crawford

Date:Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Greenhorn Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12347 ft / 3763 m

Ascent Trip Report

Greenhorn Mountain at 12,347 ft. is the highest point of Pueblo County, Colorado, with county seat Pueblo. It is in the Wet Mountain Range east of the Sangre de Cristo Range, which contains a number of higher 14ers and 13ers. The hike southeast along a grassy tundra ridge was very pleasant and gave great views. I returned by dropping off the grassy ridge to the south and east to interset the Old greenhorn Mtn. road, and had a nice walk back on it to the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1527 ft / 466 m
    Elevation Loss:1527 ft / 466 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Fall weather
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1527 ft / 466 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Greenhorn Trail, then grassy ridges
    Trailhead:End of Greenhorn Mtn Rd (FR 369)  10820 ft / 3297 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1527 ft / 466 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Old Greenhorn Mtn. Road
    Trailhead:End of Greenhorn Mtn Rd (FR 369)  10820 ft / 3297 m



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