This morning Parker, Lily, and I went for a hike up into Weehawken Basin, out of Ouray, Colorado. It felt great to get up into the lush, green, forested mountains of the San Juans again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there may be bigger, taller, and more impressive mountains than in Colorado, but nowhere do I know of a paradise like here! In a couple weeks I’d imagine that this scene will be plump full of wildflowers.
Upon reaching the gorgeous Weehawken basin, we felt energized and ready for more hiking, so we decided to go ahead and climb a peak. We headed up the tundra grass towards Mt. Ridgway.
Lily scouts the view, with Potosi Peak (13,786 ft.) behind. By the way, that big couloir on Potosi is #1 on my snowboard descent wish list.
Lily stands on the summit of Mt. Ridgway (13,468 ft.)
There was a plethora of these purple wildflowers on the rocky summit.
It’s good to be back home finally.
9 thoughts on “Mt. Ridgway”
Beautiful area. Small mountains are better because there is less distance to the top.
Nice shots of the couloir from a seldom seen vantage. Its a good one!
Ooooooh green season! It must be kinda shocking after walking in glacier world for three weeks. Cool images and I agree that the San Juans rank very high for star quality mountains!
Your love of the Juanies is reflected in your photos, Jack. Welcome home!
Just added to my list of places to go soon!
Jack, your pics capture the very reason I love Colorado.
Beautiful photos, as always! I’m really hoping the wildflowers will start blooming like crazy with all the rain from these afternoon showers in the area!
nice photo, love them…