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28 Nov 2014 07:43 pm    Category: National Parks &Snowshoeing &Uncategorized    

Emerald Lake

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Snowshoe hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake via Nymph Lake and Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado.

3.89 mi (1.85 mi uphill, 1.68 mi downhill, 0.30 mi flat)
800 ft total ascent – 16.4 % uphill grade, 123.3 % downhill grade
2:54:22 total time (2:27:12 moving, 0:27:10 stopped)
0:37:50 pace (1.6 mph average speed)
10.2 difficulty, 18.8 effort

22 Mar 2014 05:24 pm    Category: Uncategorized    

Tahoe Meadows to Peak 9225

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Hike over hard-packed snow with microspikes at Tahoe Meadows to the top of Peak 9225. This direct route would not be possible in deep or fresh snow, but was good given the snow conditions.

Statistics:
3.72 mi (1.41 mi uphill, 1.69 mi downhill, 0.57 mi flat)
700 ft total ascent – 16.5 % uphill grade, 22.8 % downhill grade
7:50:08 total time (2:13:35 moving, 5:36:33 stopped)
0:35:56 pace (1.7 mph average speed, 9.4 mph max speed)
7.5 difficulty, 11.8 effort