I was talking to my friend, David, at Summit Express, who hikes fourteener’s (mountains with a peak at 14,000 feet or higher). He motivated me to start exploring Summit county’s mountains. So, naturally, over the last year I’ve done absolutely nothing about it. UNTIL NOW!
I’m gonna ease into the scene with easy to moderate hikes; save the 14’ers for my friends. So, in no particular order here’s my list:
- Wheeler Pass in Brekenridge (pictured above) – It makes me want to frolic around in a sundress with a picnic basket singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music”. I’ll probably wear pants and bring a back pack though.
- Mohawk Lakes in Breck- Waterfall, mining structures and lakes, oh my!
- Mayflower Gulch Trail in Frisco. This trail is reportedly good for snowshoeing in the Spring, and camping in the summer. It’s a busier trail, so expect friendly faces and doggies.
Make sure to check weather conditions and reviews to see if you should bring your YakTrax, etc… Always consider safety and gear when you’re hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Your safety is our first priority when you ride with Summit Express. Let us know if you are traveling with children under 9 years old- we provide car seats and booster seats.
See you on the trail; I’ll be the one with two black lab/golden retriever puppies.