Recently I've been getting back into the mountains and actually exploring the Front Range of Colorado. From out my Front Door, my drive to work, my time in Boulder; the entire time is spent gazing at the mountains right out the Front door. I'm grateful to live in such a uniquely geographic area. Where the plains meet the mountains and rise to the great divide.
Eldorado Mountain - Monday, October 8
Over the course of 2012, I've tried (with no success) to climb Eldorado Mountain on two occasions. I knew that it was finally time to try again and I knew success was eminent. The first time it was snowy and my partner was a bit out of his comfort zone. The second time was during Sanitarado, where the sun went down and I was up high without a headlamp. And so, Jeremy and I headed out of Eldorado Springs and began our ascent of Eldorado Mountain. We hiked as high as we could on trail before traipsing onto some herd paths. Those paths soon ended and we were left with rock scrambles and all out climbing up what I would describe as a "Stegosaurus Ridge."