Peak(s):  Signal Mountain - 11262
South Signal Mountain - 11248
Date Posted:  01/07/2015
Modified:  05/20/2015
Date Climbed:   12/27/2014
Author:  dillonsarnelli
Additional Members:   Steve Climber
 Signal and South Signal Mountains   

Signal and South Signal Mountains

Peaks: South Signal Mountain (11,248) - Rocky Mountain National Park, and Signal Mountain (11,262) - Comanche Peak Wilderness
Date: December 27, 2014
Trailhead: Dunraven (7,800') *
Approach: Bulwark Ridge Trail
Distance: ~12.5 miles
Elevation Gain: ~3,800 ft.
Participants: Sam Sala, Dillon Sarnelli
Time: 11 hours

Just one day removed from the Christmas holiday, Sam got my text at 8 PM on Friday night and by 8:04 he had already rented his snowshoes. It took very little convincing as he too was itching to go outside and lives about an hour from the TH in the Fort. We were also both looking forward to getting back out in the same zip code as it had been some time since we last hit the trail together. Keep Reading...

*Note: Due to the September 2013 flooding, much of the area around the Dunraven TH is still closed. The Bulwark Ridge Trail is open. See the Poudre Wilderness site for more info. You are permitted to park at the Dunraven TH and hike up the road .3 miles to the Bulwark Ridge Trail #928/Signal Mountain Trail. You are also permitted to hike up the road to Cheley Camp to temporarily access the North Fork Trail #929. The Dunraven TH is still closed in most other directions.

Signal and South Signal Mountains

Signal and South Signal Mountains

Comments or Questions
Very cool!
01/07/2015 14:49
Very cool! (Literally!) And after plowing through all that deep snow, I think you’d be ready for another round of 800+ cookies! Loved the shots of Longs/Meeker with the snow spins! I’m only a summer hiker but the snow really makes the place even more beautiful! Thanks for sharing your trip!

Two cool dudes
01/07/2015 17:03
Two of my favorite bro-brahs killing some miles. Well done fellas. Thanks for write up Dillon! #hashtag

01/07/2015 20:06
My invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

Hey Dillon
01/07/2015 20:28
I like your TRs. #lookatyourself

Trainer Keri
01/07/2015 21:48
Glad you got to burn off the cookies This almost makes me want to get out in the snow and glisade down something.. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!!

The register
01/08/2015 04:41
Don’t know if you guys were able to find it, but the register on Signal Mtn provided some good reading. Well done on a fun looking snow day!

thanks gang!
01/08/2015 20:03
Doug – I ate 8 bowls of Chile after the bowl game! Quite a different perspective out there in the winter as well as from the north. See you in the summer!

#John – haha, thanks! killing miles indeed. Let me know how Antero goes!

Kay – I laughed pretty hard when I read your comment, but had no way to tell you that since you only check your PMs once a month.

Jeffrey – I like your dog #remy

Keri – Hope Darrin let you out of the basement! I could use a few of those CrossTrainerKerifit classes after the holiday eatingfest! Keep the summer party planning coming.

Andrew – Thanks! We did find the register, but it was so damn cold we didn’t have a chance to do any reading. There’s another 11er out there I’d like to do this summer, great reason to go back and see that area without snow, so I’ll be sure to check it out. Nice TR last month btw, really enjoyed it man!

Looks like
01/12/2015 04:08
it was kinda windy in the park that day, huh Dilly?

And you know.....some of those treed sections look like they might have been fun on skis!

01/12/2015 06:23
super windy way up high, pretty calm at 11er, just cold as b@lls! you would have had a field day in those trees big man!

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