Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado Rockies
First view of Uncompahgre Peak.
The group I hiked with had a beautiful German Shepherd.
Tess, Steven, Kirk and Griffin. All three work at Agro Engineering in Alamosa Colorado. Kirk on the right has been up Uncompahgre Peak seven times.
Uncompahgre Peak. The changing color of the tundra and the lack of flowers signal fall will be upon us soon.
Tess, Kirk and Griffin on the trail.
Steven and I nearing the south ridge at 13,300 feet. This was Steven's first 14er.
On the ridge just below the short class 2 section on the west side of Uncompahgre Peak.
We are through the short class 2 section and very near the summit.
Tess placed her toy horse on Uncompahgre Peak's geodetic survey marker.
Steven, Tess and I head down the west side of Uncompahgre Peak. Hikers are barely visible on the left corner of the photo.
Looking back at hikers on the short class 2 section that climbs to the left or right of the tower. We climbed up to the left of the tower and descend to its right.
Snack break on our return to the TH.
Unompahgre Peak behind me. Note the horizontal pack strap behind me. Wind was gusting at over 30 mph.
I stopped at this window for a photo of Wetterhorn Peak (which I climbed August 12th) in the background and Matterhorn Peak in the foreground.
Another shot of Wetterhorn 14,015 ft and Matterhorn 13,590 ft Peaks.
Uncompahgre Peak and cliffs facing south west. The trail is visible that switch backs to the south ridge above the cliffs.
Kirk, Tess, Chuck ant Griffin heading down.
Parting shot of Uncompahgre Peak.
We met two backpackers that started at Big Blue Creek and were headed to Matterhorn Creek.
Back at the Nellie Creek 4WD Trailhead at 11,400 ft.
Griffin the German Shepherd is anxious to board Kirk's yellow Nissan Xterra.