This weekend’s hiking trip was to 13933 ft. Mt. Hope and 13461 ft. Quail Mountain, near the town of Winfield. I was hoping to avoid crowds again, but there was a big training run for the Leadville 100 ultra-marathon going over Hope Pass, so that didn’t quite work out. Only saw two other people actually hiking Mt. Hope, though, and I had the summits to myself, which is the best part anyway.
The mountain views from the peaks in this area are some of the best in Colorado. The pictures don’t do them justice, but they’re on Flickr anyway.
This one of an old shack on Quail Mountain is my favorite of the bunch:
Here’s the GPS track.