7 Oct 2012

St. Vrain Mountain

Sunday decided to try St. Vrain Mountian. Pro Trails - an awesome site - provided perfect directions and said it was an 8.9-mile RT with 3,222' of gain to the summit at 12,162'

TH is off Ski Hill Road in Allenspark and less than an hour away from Boulder

After 3 miles amazing views of the Wild Basin in the RMNP

I had read that St. Vrain was similar to Audubon. St. Vrain was definitely more fun to run/hike and more scenic - it was also one mile longer with 500' more gain

On the summit. RMNP in the background

Indian Peaks Wilderness

Looking west - maybe Green & Bear etc on the far right?

Thanks for the wind shelter, whoever builds these. I spent 5 wind-free minutes enjoying peanut butter cheese crackers. My water bottle and wet hat still froze

It was fucking cold up there