Sunday, August 23, 2015

Shoshoni Peak, Colorado

Shoshoni Peak (12,967 ft.) via East Ridge (Class 3)
Indian Peaks Wilderness

A fun weekend in Boulder ended with a fun hike into a mountain range I've never seen - the Indian Peaks. We started this hike on a Sunday morning at 6:30 am. We were one of a couple cars in the parking lot, which was a nice change from my other experiences at trailheads in Colorado. We followed the trail towards Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass until we could see a more direct line up the East Ridge. Some minor scrambling up the ridge brought us to the summit in a couple hours. We then followed the trail back to the trail head. 4.5 hours round trip.

9 miles
2,800 ft.

"Lake" Isabelle and Indian Peaks Wilderness
Shoshoni Peak and the east ridge
High on the ridge - Lake Isabelle below 
Isabelle Glacier slowly eroding away Apache Peak - view from Shoshoni summit
Woman meets marmot 
Yellow-bellied marmot be hungry
Hiking out 
Two moose and their calf across the valey