Patrick Gephart

Freelance Web Engineer | Alpine Enthusiast

Category: 13ers (Page 2 of 4)

Fletcher Mountain / Drift Peak Traverse

September 9, 2015

After a long month of working on summits in the Tenmile Range, Pat Johnson and I were both on the verge of completing the range’s peaks over 13,000 ft. With a clear and sunny day ahead of us we departed the trailhead above Montgomery Reservoir and onward towards Mt. Fletcher. After gaining the saddle between Fletcher and Quandary we quickly made our way to the summit. This marked my completion of summiting every peak over 13,000 ft. in the Tenmile Range in less than a year.

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Northstar Mountain

September 7, 2015

Pat Johnson and I ventured out on the trailhead to Northstar Mountain, a 13er at the southern end of the Tenmile Range, around 4:00 AM with clear skies and bright stars. After an approach on some mining roads we decided to beeline it through some scree and up to the ridge to Northstar. A long hike along a narrow saddle eventually lead us to the summit just after sunrise. During the descent we were rewarded with a fierce snow squall coming from the Mosquito Range, quickly assuringĀ us that winter is right around the corner.

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Mt. Silverheels

September 6, 2015

Ascended Mt. Silverheels, a centennial 13er, from Hoosier Pass. A lot of good terrain for the winter months exists around it.

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Drift Peak

May 29, 2015

After having to abandon a few optionsĀ in the Mosquito range earlier in the morning, Jeff Kepler and I stumbled upon the approach to this peak while exploring Mayflower Gulch.

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Mt. Edwards

August 30, 2015

Quick hike up the southwest ridge of Mt. Edwards, a 13er in the Front Range. This route is accessed via Peru Creek. Information can be found here.

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