Peak(s):  Niagara Peak  -  13,807 feet
Jones Mountain A  -  13,860 feet
American Peak  -  13,806 feet
Date Posted:  09/18/2013
Modified:  12/08/2015
Date Climbed:   09/14/2013
Author:  benners
 Dodging the Monsoon in the San Juans: Jones Group Summits   

Jones Mountain emerging from the fog. Will the monsoon play nice today?


Niagara Peak (Ranked, 13,807')
Jones Mountain A (Ranked, 13,860')
American Peak (Ranked, 13,806')


9 miles
4,150' gained
5 hours



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Comments or Questions
09/18/2013 19:47
Some really nice pictures. I especially like the view looking down at Sloan Lake. And the ridge pics are cool, too.

ready for Indian Summer, Fall, and/or Winter....
09/18/2013 20:32
anything but wet...! I like the less seldom seen shot down into American Basin man. Nice job Ben. a solo trip thru the San Juans... perfect!

09/18/2013 22:18
LOVE these pictures-especially the one on Jones NE ridge looking down in to snare gulch. Good work!

Nice one, Ben
09/18/2013 22:59
Love the pics and the scenic shots of some high 13ers! Gosh, so much in the San Juans. You did good to get these peaks amongst the monsoons no doubt. I totally hear ya about the climbing peaks in clouds and fog and no being able to see and thinking you may be walking into a static discharge cloud. Can be scary stuff. Congrats again, man!

09/19/2013 01:54
felt the same way over on Wayah/13212 that day, way to make the summits

The heavens parted for thee
09/19/2013 16:16
Nice cloud dodging on your adventure! I wonder how hard it is to climb these from American Basin? When I did Handies, I was looking up those couloirs and dreaming of a future trip! Yeah, count yourself lucky to get in such a nice run of peaks!

Nice job
09/20/2013 04:45
mixing work and pleasure my friend! Excellent example of the way to make the best of living in CO.

lucked out a couple times
09/20/2013 15:52
both with cloud windows and rock slides. I wish my office headquarters were in Durango.

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