"Yankees Mountain" (Elevation 8,424 Feet) - Nathrop, CO
Another Hike Of An Obscure & Unnamed Mountain In Chaffee County ... With A New Name! :)
October 31, 2009 - My hiking of obscure mountains and zeal for the New York Yankees crashed together on Saturday morning.
The Yankees, who are battling the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, need some good
Rocky Mountain vibes. And so this morning
I climbed an unnamed mountain east of Nathrop, Colorado,
and affectionately named it "Yankees Mountain." :)
This unnamed peak is located directly east of Nathrop, and
SEE of Ruby Mountain by a few tenths of a mile at most. This ridge
can be viewed on the Salida,
St. Elmo, Mt. Shavano topographical map provided by National Geographic.
There was no trail. I doubt I will ever ascend this peak again,
because honestly, there are so many more interesting
small peaks to hike. At the very least, I've updated my website with more Colorado photos.
Directions: In Nathrop, I traveled east to the trailer park
situated beside the Arkansas River. At the main parking area,
I walked across the river footbridge and scrambled
up the pinion covered hill to "Yankees Mountain." The top three photos in this photo gallery
precisely show the mountain.
Facebook Fan Page: /coloradoguycom
|"Yankees Mountain" (Altitude 8,424 Feet) - Nathrop, Colorado
Pulled over on Highway 285 a short distance north of Nathrop,
above is the view of Sugarloaf Mountain,
"Yankees Mountain" and Ruby Mountain.
In the village of Nathrop (east of Highway 285), "Yankees Mountain" is very noticable on the right.
At the entrance to the trailer park, one can view the ridge leading to the summit of "Yankees Mountain."
The entire route I took can be seen right there.
After a short but steep scramble up east of the
the mountain's false summit comes into view.
|The views to the east continued to catch my attention.
I have been out-of-shape recently and rested frequently ...
there was no reason to hurry with views like these.
FIRST: Mt. Shavano, Mt. White and
Mt. Antero among those large mountains with Nathrop in the foreground.
SECOND: A nearly perfectly composed photo of Mount Princeton.
|FIRST: Up I climbed this rocky ridge looking at a false summit.
The actual summit is a short distance beyond.
SECOND: The snow made the hike more challenging.
||I stopped to take in this view.
Mt. Yale (left) and Mt. Columbia (right) are the towering snowy peaks in the background.
Ruby Mountain (left) and Sugarloaf Mountain (right) stand in the foreground.
||Photo taken while standing on the false summit.
I scrambled among rocks and twisted
and contorted myself
to avoid tree branches. Eventually, I made it to that summit, back center of the photo.
||On The Summit
I placed my Yankees blanket on this rock and hereby declare this Yankees Mountain.
(Elevation 8,424 feet) Go Yankees!
My only Yankees page on this site was my visit to
Old Yankees Stadium in 2008.
||Two photos looking west toward the Collegiate Peaks.
The photo on the left made it as the Mt. Princeton photo of the day on www.MtPrinceton.org. :)
||Another grand view of Nathrop and the mountains.
||Facing south toward Salida
with the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in the background.
||The northeasterly view that includes
Bald Mountain (alt. 9,611 feet).
||One token photo of myself. It was nice to get out!
| Buena Vista
| 2008 Bike Across America
| Colorado Webcam
| About This Site
| Canon City
| Central Mountains
| Steve on Twitter
Copyright © www.ColoradoGuy.com - All rights reserved