Sunrise in Frisco.
The view from Cottonwood Pass. Ice Mountain, which tops out near 14,000', is the tall peak on the right.
South Maroon Peak from Frigid Air Pass.
Megan on the trail.
Belleview Mountain from Frigid Air Pass.
The view to the north, over Fravert Basin, and a closer look at Snowmass Mountain from Frigid Air Pass.
Us at Frigid Air Pass.
Marcellina Mountain from a few different angles.
The red line highlights our approximate route.
Our GPS tracks and a satellite view of the area (Marcellina is in the red box). According to my GPS, the hike was 7.2 miles with nearly 3,000 feet of elevation gain.
The view of Marcellina Mountain as we started our hike.
Looking back at the steep couloir we climbed. This couloir is the only spot on the south side of the mountain that isn't a cliff. The east side is surrounded by Dark Canyon so the only other way up the mountain that doesn't require some serious rock climbing is to start at the northwest side near Erickson Springs (I have heard that this is a more gradual route).
Me hiking the ridge (Photo by Megan, from the summit).
Megan hiking the summit ridge of Marcellina Mountain.
Megan leaving the summit. If I had a better zoom I think you could see a tear in her eye.
Some of the many beautiful mountains visible from the top: The Raggeds, The Beckwiths, Capitol Peak, and Augusta Mountain.
East Beckwith from the base of Marcellina.
A yellow patch on Ragged Mountain, and the distant Capitol Peak.
Left: Me enjoying the summit view (Photo by Megan). Right: Megan walking the ridge.
Changing aspens west of Dark Canyon as seen from Marcellina.
Megan at the end of the ridge. Getting from the ridge back to the couloir was a bit tricky, we climbed along a ledge that dropped off at least 20 feet but there were secure places to hold on to. I'm sure we could have found an easier way but it was a fun challenge.
The hump in the foreground is the northeast side of Marcellina. Chair and Ragged Mountains are in the background.
Storms over the Ruby Range.
Rainbow in front of Mount Owen. There were actually two full rainbows but we weren't in a good spot to photograph it.
Megan above it all.
Looking down the face of Marcellina Mountain. Looks like the perfect spot for a Slip 'n Slide.
Some light breaking through the clouds.
Marcellina Mountain from the Three Lakes Trail.
A multi-tiered waterfall simply named "The Falls".
Left: East Beckwith Mountain. Right: Lost Lake.
The Ruby Range lives up to its name at sunset.
Left: Gothic Mountain from Gothic Road. Right: Emerald Lake.
Left: Near downtown. Right: South side of Mount Crested Butte.
Left: Part of the Anthracite Range from Ohio Pass. Right: Aspens.
The Castles from Ohio Pass.
Left: Ragged Peak from below McClure Pass. Right: Below McClure Pass.
Twin Peaks and Twin Lakes on a stormy day.
Left: Changing aspens. Right: Parry Peak.
Longs Peak about to be enveloped in a storm.
Elk (Photo by Megan).
Mount Evans, Colorado
September 24, 2012
Enjoying the fall color around Mount Evans.
Roxborough State Park, Colorado
March 15, 2009
A few photos from a quick stop at Roxborough State Park near Denver.
July 1 - 5, 2008
Staying in Denver and checking out the Indian Peaks, Mt. Evans, and Rocky Mountain NP.
Great Sand Dunes, Etc, Colorado
October 19 - 22, 2006
Checking out the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Fraser, and hiking up Green Mountain outside Boulder.
Skiing at Snowmass and Aspen mountains.
Short trip, just did a bike ride around the Flatirons.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado
March 15, 2009
A quick trip to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
Boulder & Denver, Colorado
March 13 - 17, 2009
A few photos from Boulder and Denver.
Crested Butte, Colorado
September 13 - 18, 2007
Hiking up Marcellina Mountain, to Frigid Air Pass, and a few other places, mostly in the Crested Butte area.
September 23 - 28, 2005
Hiking in Crested Butte, Aspen, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.