Saturday, November 08, 2014

Fremont Peak 11-8-14

3-years ago to the weekend since we did this one last.  This time no snow on the ascent.  Zebulon Pike summited this peak January 5, 1807 to see where he was and discovered he'd gone in a circle - he had traveled up the Arkansas River and thought he'd come down the Red River but from this vantage point he discovered he was back at the Arkansas.  Very short hike - 3.5 miles (runtotal 163.5) - and easy, except for the fairly steep/scrambly final ascent/descent to/from the summit.  Some nice views into the Royal Gorge canyon.  We saw some evidence of the recent fires around the Gorge park, but the hiked area was burn-free.

moonset behind Sachett Mountain

view of Canon City

Royal Gorge

Wet Mountains

Arkansas River (zoomed) down in gorge

summit cache

descent from summit

Mt. Pisgah (near Cripple Creek), zoomed from Fremont

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