Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Fall Colors

The fine fall weather continues so I had to sneak in another quick outing.  Oddly, I had never been to the summits of Gobbler's or Raymond.  Short on time, I chose Raymond since it's triangular face holds the more interesting ski lines that need to be investigated later this winter.  From Butler Fork, the trail ascends at a moderate, mostly runnable grade until just shy of the summit proper where some easy scrambling ensues.  It's 4 miles one way and 3100 vertical to the summit and features at least one moose and calf that enjoyed blocking the trail for around 5 minutes today...keep an eye out. 

On the way up

Summit shot

Heading back down (photo by Josh Anderson)

Farther down
As a side note, there is a brilliant stand of Aspens at the base of God's Lawnmower.  Anyone know of a trail that heads up that way?

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