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Pine Creek Loop, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness – (Trip #CO-017)

sasquatch

sasquatch

Sasquatch or Big Foot resides in the Colorado mountains…according to Animal Planet! Based on our thorough and scientific analysis, this is the area of a lot of sightings! In fact, my buddy Richie asked if I knew where to find Big Foot…he wants to go Squatch’n!

In addition, this excellent loop trip through the eastern edge of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, has you passing by Littlejohns Cabin. The trailhead is about 10 miles northwest of Buena Vista, CO. Totaling a short 14.9 miles, the real difficulty is the altitude in that you’ll cross 13,000′ in route to the cabins.

The Frenchman Creek Trailhead is approximately 10 miles northwest of Buena Vista, Colorado in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. Without a 4WD vehicle, you’ll add a couple extra miles to your trip as the final couple miles are a tough dirt road.  Trailhead elevation is approximately 9,400′ and high camp on day 1 is around 10,400′. Total loop distance is approximately 14.9 miles in 3 days of hiking (6.34/2.23/6.7).

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Here’s some Colorado Sasquatch Video for your enjoyment!

Mt. Sherman 14ner Camp/Hike – (Trip# CO-014)

Ridge climbing to Mt Sherman

guidetrails.com – Final Ridge to Mt. Sherman Summit

Great first time fourteener trip (climbs over 14,000′) into the high alpine environment. The trail passes through old mining buildings and equipment leftover from a harsher time. Trailhead is  southwest of Fairplay, CO and is near Denver. Elevation of trailhead is approximately 11,240′ at camp/trailhead and summit is officially 14,036′. Round trip distance is approximately 8 miles and route finding is straightforward…just follow the conga-line of people! Camp in the trailhead parking lot the night before for an early start. The high alpine environment is very unique and there are loads of marmots and pika along the trail. Updated conditions reports can be found on the 14er.com web page.

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