Route: Deer Park Trail
Posted On: 2022-06-16, By: osprey
Info: I wanted the training mileage so, even though I could have driven up to Deer Park, I parked in downtown Silverton and hiked up the road going to Kendall Gulch and after 3 miles turned right onto the road leading into Deer Park. After about another mile I left the road and followed a trail that led to the saddle between Kendall Peak and Point 13,409. Follow the ridge from the saddle to the summit. The Kendall Peak summit has probably the smallest summit cairn of any peak and has a summit register in a glass jar. I was the first person to sign in this year so I signed twice for extra credit. I recognized three names from last summer: Yusuf Pathan, Snow Alien ( although there was probably no snow when she did it), and Randy Mack who wrote he was quite enthusiastic about a certain gully.
Route: South Gully from Titusville Mine
Posted On: 2020-09-01, By: supranihilest
Info: I hiked the road to Titusville Mine and then went up a left angling scree gully to the ridge crest. There are a few different gullies, the one I took is the largest and is right of the old mine entrance. This thing was steep and typical super loose San Juan garbage, and was often two steps forward one step back. The surface scree seemed better than the hardpack. About halfway up it got steep and firm enough that my footing was insecure so I grabbed a couple of dagger-shaped rocks and used them as primitive ice axes to gain a modest amount of traction. Microspikes may be helpful otherwise. Exposure, while somewhat high, likely wouldn't be an issue as a fall probably wouldn't go very far (unless you fell backwards, in which case God help you). From the top of the gully it's a simple hike to the summit.