Guide to the Colorado Mountains by Robert M. Ormes, Randy Jacobs, Colorado Mountain Club

By Robert M. Ormes, Randy Jacobs, Colorado Mountain Club

For almost 50 years and for generations of out of doors lovers, the authoritative resource on Colorado's mountains has been consultant to the Colorado Mountains. Now this re-creation compiles up-to-date path descriptions for greater than 1,500 mountaineering and mountain climbing destinations-peaks, passes, lakes, and trails-from the professional journey leaders of the Colorado Mountain membership. all of the levels are lined, with trails and peaks grouped by way of entry and with new maps, photographs, and an in depth index. A record ranks the peaks so as, and specific sections hide hiking background, geology, backcountry use, suggested gear, and masses extra.

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The trail leads to a small lake at 11,300', 5 miles in. 2 miles to the top. Mounts Tabeguache and Shavano can be climbed from this north approach. Jones Peak (13,571') is 2 miles southeast from the lake. Â < previous page page_149 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_15 next page > Page 15 Elk Range: Central Section: John Devitt Contributors: Jack DePagter, Dick Fenton, Gary Grange Crested Butte and West Elk Sections: Gary Hall San Juan Mountains: East Section: Terry Root Contributors: Arden Anderson, David Anschicks, Dennis Brown, Jeffrey Davies, George W.

The Midland was a short-lived but well-respected railroad, notable because it was built in standard guage, as opposed to the narrow gauge of other early Colorado railroads. Its twisting miles of track connected the silver mines at Aspen with the east slope via Leadville and the breathtaking 11,528' Hagerman Tunnel. Today, the Hagerman Road takes advantage of the old railroad grade on both sides of the Continental Divide, with the exception of a 6 mile section over the top suitable only for high-clearance vehicles.

Previous page page_129 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_13 next page > Page 13 Acknowledgements The 9th edition guide is a product of the Colorado Mountain Club. It represents the work of an organization that is dedicated to the appreciation of Colorado's mountains. Although the CMC can trace its involvement with the guide all the way back to the first edition, this issue is a unique result of the commitment the club has to the publication. Gary Grange raised the idea during his tenure as club president in 1988 in order to preserve the CMC's rights and origins in the guide, and to enter into a profit-making publishing venture for the organization.

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