Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Man On The Moon

Last weekend I went for a hike with Charles and Tina. We went to Cottonwood Pass and hiked above treeline. Here are the photos.
Small lake on the Pacific side of Cottonwood Pass
Emerald Peak center of picture.  Missouri Mtn. to left of Emerald and Mt. Belford to the right.  Cottonwood Pass Road bottom of picture.
Tina on the Continental Divide
Tina and Charles
Lost Lake
Charles and Tina
Tina and Charles
Lost Lake and Jones Mtn. (center)
Charles and Tina
Charles on a unnamed peak at around 12,800 Ft.
Me at the same peak.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I hiked to Browns Creek Falls and Browns Creek Lake on Sunday. The trailhead for the hike is simply called Brown Creek Trailhead. It is near Salida. I used this trailhead last year to climb Mt. Antero. Browns Creek Falls is about 2.5 miles from the trailhead. It is another 3 miles to Browns Creek Lake from the waterfall. I’m guessing most people stop at the falls. I didn’t see anyone until I got back to the waterfall. I imagine the lake can be busy though. It can be reached from the west by a 4WD road. I stayed on the east side of the lake and avoided the 4WD road. Anyway, here are the pictures.
Jones Peak
Browns Creek Falls
Browns Creek Falls
Side of Jones Peak
Brown Creek Lake
Browns Creek Lake.  Tabeguache Peak on the left.
Flowers and Mt. White