After taking a year off from Rocky Mountain hiking due to my school schedule, I returned in 2016 with two specific goals. One was to summit Flattop with my father, a hike we attempted in 2013 but had to abort due to a lightning risk. The second was to complete CCY: summiting the peaks of Mounts Chapin, Chiquita, and Ypsilon in direct succession.
This was also an opportunity to take some time off after completing my MBA and to spend time with my parents in a natural environment we all adore.
Below are the trip write-ups for this season’s hikes.
- Ouzel Falls
- Mitchell and Blue
- Chapin, Chiquita, and Ypsilon
- Bierstadt Lake
- Moraine Park and Sprague Lake
- Flattop Mountain