Peak(s):  Uncompahgre Peak  -  14,318 feet
Date Posted:  09/28/2017
Modified:  09/29/2017
Date Climbed:   09/18/2017
Author:  tomcat32
 The 50 Mile Uncompahgre Trip   

I had a couple spots in the San Juan Range on my short list of backpacking plans. A trip in the Uncompahgre Wilderness was one of the spots on the list. I set out for a backpacking trip on Sept 17th for a loop around Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre. I cut out the Wetterhorn since there was a little snow and ice from a late night Tstorm. I ended up hiking about 50 miles starting near the Alpine Guard Station hiking the Alpine Trail, road walking near Silver Jack Res to the East Fork. Up the East Fork to Ridge Stock Driveway with a detour to climb Uncompahgre. Then I continued back to the start via the Big Blue Trail. Distances vary depending on source but this one was right around 50 miles give or take a couple.

I have the full trip report and over 100 photos at my blog at the link below. Sorry, you may have to click and paste if it doesn't go through.

http://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2017/09/backpacking-uncompahgre-wilderness.html


http://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2017/09/backpacking-uncompahgre-wilderness.html



Comments or Questions
PaulVee
User
Precipice?
09/28/2017 21:30
Seems like a great trip!! Awesome pictures!! Where you have question marks by Heisshorn looks like Precipice to me. We were over in the Matterhorn Basin last year and Precipice is the angle top mountain near Coxcomb and Courthouse Mountain ... and I think I see the tower of Courthouse Mountain behind it in one of your pics. Not sure but that's my guess!! Awesome blog too!! Have read many of your reports before.


Above_Treeline
Wow!
09/28/2017 21:38
What a great trip!


tomcat32
Precipice
09/28/2017 21:47
Thanks!!! I was having a hard time figuring out what peak that was thus the question mark. This was my first time in this area so I wasn't sure. I was pretty sure I identified Heisshorn earlier near Matterhorn but wasn't sure with what is Precipice. I was hoping somebody would let me know if I was wrong.


Jay521
User
Very nice.
09/29/2017 09:59
I may have said this before, but I don't often follow links that have the entire TR, but yours is one of the exceptions to that. They are always well documented and the pictures are great. Nice work as always.


tomcat32
Thanks
09/29/2017 15:35
Thanks Jay, Glad you enjoy my write ups. It's nice to have at least one fan.



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