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Ascent of Peak 8080 on 2017-06-25

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 8080
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8080 ft / 2462 m

Ascent Trip Report

On my way to the Evergreen Mountain and another amazing Jefferson County park, I stopped here at Fillius Park to try a small 300 foot prominence peak shown on peakbagger. I parked in a small lot and nobody was parked there but me on SUN morning. Parking lot is at corner of Soda Creek Road and Bergen Parkway where they are extending the road and it is under construction. This little public park (Denver Parks) is just off Evergreen Parkway.

The trail is right across the street and marked with a marker easy to find. The trail is shallow and peaceful in a grove of Ponderosa Pines. Near the top of the ridge the trails split many ways but the trail to the summit is in odd state now. At the saddle there is a trail that heads up and back the way you came on the main ridge but dead ends at private property. At the saddle there is another trail that simply contours the back part of the ridge. Then the main trail you are on swing behind the true peak and descends to private property. At the saddle in the direction of the peak is some spit rail fences and much debris of trees on the ground covering the trail to the summit. I could not tell if this is trail maintenance and they have simply left all the cuttings covering the trail or if this is an attempt to close the trail?

Google shows this section of the ridge not in the park boundary but as you hike up the ridge you see the historic trail emerge and it is well worn and used by someone and there are no signs saying you can not continue up the ridge. Soon the cuttings end and the trail is obvious and so is the peak. It is not an impressive hike nor are the views but a short pleasant hike in the woods.

Near the summit as I explored the fall on one side of the ridge I saw dollars on the ground. In all, I found $11. Wow finally a park in Colorado that pays me to hike on it!

The additional gain shown is from all the exploring of the other trails on the ridge to satisfy me what peak options were here.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:385 ft / 116 m
    Total Elevation Loss:115 ft / 34 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Clear
48F morning cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:285 ft / 86 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 270 ft / 82 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Trail
    Start Trailhead:Fillius Park Parking Lot  7810 ft / 2380 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Three Sisters Park Tour

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peak 80802017-06-25 a385 ft / 117 m
2Evergreen Mountain2017-06-25 b1106 ft / 337 m
3Alderfer Hill2017-06-25 c442 ft / 135 m
4The Brother2017-06-25 d200 ft / 61 m
5Three Sisters-South Peak2017-06-25 e235 ft / 72 m
7Three Sisters-Middle Peak2017-06-25 f90 ft / 27 m
8Three Sisters-North Peak2017-06-25 g140 ft / 43 m
Total Trip Gain: 2598 ft / 792 m    Total Trip Loss: 2278 ft / 695 m



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