Peak:  Bull Hill A (13er)
 Route:  Black Cloud
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  dwoodward13
 Date of Info:  06/12/2021
 Date Posted:  06/12/2021

Did a loop of Cosgriff->Elbert->Bull Hill from Black Cloud today. Summer conditions on the full route. Any snow is avoidable if one so chooses. Elbert to Bull Hill is Class 2+ in places and a bit tedious. I did an ascending traverse to Bull Hills more eastern side to walk up a grassy ramp the final 100 feet. Quite surprisingly large boulders guarded its northern flank, although they also looked like they went if you wanted to do that way. Followed the old Fidelity Mine trail on the USGS 2016 map back to the Black Cloud trail to complete the loop. The trail is a bit thin but I never really had issues losing it. There are cairns every so often as well.

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Comments or Questions
Chicago Transplant
06/12/2021 16:44
I did the same loop today, just with a later start. I saw your footprints in the snow in a few spots on the ridge. Sorry I missed you! I hung out on Bull Hill for 45 mins in the grass, nice day to be up high, town is much warmer.

Surprised I didn't see you
06/12/2021 17:12
I went Bull hill -> elbert -> cosgriff today. Perfect day for it.

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