- Date Hiked: August 26, 2006
- Miles Hiked: 4.0
- Elevation Gain: 3,400'
- Hiking Partner(s): None
I left Highlands Ranch around 4:00 am, but I'm certain I didn't wake up
until around 8:00 am. I had to stop twice on the drive to rest and
take a short 15 minute nap. I drove to the four wheel drive parking
area for Huron Peak with questionable weather. It's generally not a
good thing to see a fresh dusting of snow on the high peaks and only have
trail running shoes along for the hike. Oh well. This is a
short hike so I figured I'd be ok.
The trail climbs quickly into an upper basin between Browns and Huron.
At this point, I started to get snowed on, so I put on my hard shell pants
and jacket. It let up after a while, but it certainly made the trail
and rocks slick. I summitted after two and a half hours with
absolutely no views. It cleared up slightly on the descent, and I
considered a traverse over to Browns Peak. I decided to head home
and was glad because it started raining heavily about five minutes away
from the trailhead. It pretty much rained all the way back to
to view a
map of the area where this hike is located.