Ascent of Colorado Mines Peak on 2009-07-12
|Date:||Sunday, July 12, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Colorado Mines Peak|
| Elevation:||12493 ft / 3807 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter bagging Mount Bierstadt in the morning, I still had some energy left. Fortunately, while it was raining north and south of this peak, it was in an area of blue sky- and it stayed that way until I was well into my descent. The trail, being a dirt road, was at a decent slope. The summit, despite major communication installations, had a clear highpoint, and great views in all directions (just not from the highpoint- one had to walk to the far sides of the structures).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1173 ft / 357 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Dirt road to summit|
| Trailhead:||Berthoud Pass Trailhead 11320 ft / 3450 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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