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Angler Mountain Trail 續登Ptarmigan Peak Trail(2017.07.22)

Angler Mountain Trail (7)

週六跟徐領隊和陳領隊號召的登山隊去攀登Silverthorn附近的Angler Mountain Trail,近兩年不見的陳會計師Tony聰胤兄也趕來同行;陳會計師長期旅居丹佛,專精美國稅務,也喜好登山等戶外活動,他的專屬部落格為~~

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登山步道:Angler Mountain Trail & Ptarmigan Peak Trail

登山口:Angler Mountain Trailhead (海拔8,620呎)

登山里程:來回約10哩(16公里)

爬升高度:約3,000呎(914公尺)

登山時間:5小時

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行車資訊:

由丹佛沿I-70州際公路西行,行約60哩後於Exit 205出口 (CO-9 N出口)下交流道,朝US-6 E/Silverthorne/Dillon前進,行0.3 哩後於CO-9 N/Blue River Pkwy向右轉沿CO-9 N續行,再行2.1哩右轉Bald Eagle Rd,Bald Eagle Rd;
Co 9 & Bald Eagle Rd junction
Co 9 & Bald Eagle Rd junction


行約0.5哩停車於登山口停車場。

步程簡述:

今天登山人員一共有14位,等人數到齊後由登山口出發。

09:24 由登山口出發,海拔約8,620呎;
Angler Mountain Trailhead
Angler Mountain Trailhead


一開始步道即在山丘上迂迴上升,步道兩旁野花盛開;此步道有一特色,在各種野花旁均立有解說牌,登山客除了爬山外更可認識植物花草,此種步道還是首見。
Picture 019
The initial steep hillside
The initial steep hillside
Wildflowers line the trail
Wildflowers line the trail
Overlooks Trailhead from trailhead above
Overlooks Trailhead from trailhead above

09:32 走一段空曠的山坡步道後進入白楊木(Aspen)林續行。
Heading into an Aspen Grove 1
Heading into an Aspen Grove
Sage Lily flower (1)
Sage Lily flower (2)
Sego Lily flower
Angler Mountain Trail (2)
Angler Mountain Trail


09:44 步道穿越社區道路(S Angler Mtn Rd和Bald Eagle Road岔路口附近),續進入林中攀升。
The trail acrosse the road
The trail acrosse the road


09:52 步道右側有木頭圍籬,應為私人園地;
Angler Mountain Trail (3)
Angler Mountain Trail 


順著圍籬走到高點圍籬內側有一方型水泥建物,看不出是何設施,步道左彎後進入筆直的白楊木隧道,步道寬敞有車行痕跡。
This pleasant Aspen tunnel was the gateway to the  wilder  meadows in the upper reaches of the route
This pleasant Aspen tunnel was the gateway to the  wilder  meadows in the upper reaches of the route
Trumpet Shaped Flower 1
Trumpet Shaped Flower 2
Trumpet Shaped Flower


09:55 白楊木隧道行約數十公尺豁然開朗,眼前是開闊地,南望是Dillon Reservoir。
Looking south to Dillon Reservoir from Angler Mountain Trail 1
Looking south to Dillon Reservoir from Angler Mountain Trail


此後步道在小山崙上起伏前進,空曠的視野,路旁綻放的野花,完全忘記了高度的攀升。
Angler Mountain Trail (4)
Angler Mountain Trail (7)
Angler Mountain Trail (8)
Angler Mountain Trail
Tenmile Range from Angler Mountain Trail (1007 )
Tenmile Range from Angler Mountain Trail
The Tenmile Range from Angler Mountain Trail
The Tenmile Range from Angler Mountain Trail
Tenmile Range & Gore Range from Angler Mountain Trail (1007)
Tenmile Range & Gore Range from Angler Mountain Trail
Gore Range from Angler Mountain Trail (1007)
Gore Range from Angler Mountain Trail
Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trai 1
Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail
Mountain Harebell 1
Picture 094
Mountain Harebell
Looking south to Dillon Reservoir & Tenmile Range from Angler Mountain Trail 1
Looking south to Dillon Reservoir & Tenmile Range from Angler Mountain Trail


10:18 下到兩小山丘鞍部遇左岔不取,取右上行。
Angler Mountain Trail (11)
Angler Mountain Trail
One of the final pitches to the Ptarmigan Trail
One of the final pitches to the Ptarmigan Trail
Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail(1031)
Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail


10:33 離開空曠原野進入白楊木(Aspen)林不久抵達一步道岔路,海拔約9,868呎;
Angler Mountain Trail & Ptarmigan Peak Trail junction
Angler Mountain Trail & Ptarmigan Peak Trail junction


橫在前面的即是Ptarmigan Peak Trail,右岔往Ptarmigan Peak Trail登山口,左岔往Ptarmigan Peak,此處是Angler Mountain Trail的終點,登山口到此約2.5哩,我們取左岔往Ptarmigan Peak。

取左沿Ptarmigan Peak Trail北行,緩坡爬升約15分鐘,距離約0.5哩抵達一開擴展望點,展望點設有一原木長椅供登山客休息(海拔約10,070呎);展望點南眺Dillon Reservoir和Silverthorn市區,西望Gore Range,視野、展望極佳。
Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint 1
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint (4)
Tony at Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint
From the bench on Angler Mountain Trail looking south
From the bench on Angler Mountain Trail looking south
Gore Range from  the bench on Angler Mountain Trail
Gore Range from  the bench on Angler Mountain Trail


離開原木長椅展望點步道續北行約0.5哩步道轉為往東沿稜爬升,此處海拔約10,300呎,慢慢林相轉為冷杉木(fir)及道格拉斯松(douglas pine),而有一大片看似遭受蟲害殘留的枯木。
Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trai 2
Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trai
Blue Columbine 1
Blue Columbine 2
Blue Columbine
Ptarmigan Peak Trail (1)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail (3)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail


12:07 出了森林線上抵Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary,海拔約11,500呎;
Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary(11,500')
Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary(11,500')


距Angler Mountain Trail和Ptarmigan Peak Trail岔路約2.4哩、距登山口約4.9哩;越此木牌即進入Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness範圍。

12:10 過了Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary再行約0.1哩後在此用餐,領隊決定今天登山活動到此地為止,在此用餐後下撤;
Ptarmigan Peak Trail (4)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail
Taken from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary  (4)
Taken from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary  (3)
Taken from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary  (1)

Taken from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary  (2)Taken from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary
View to Southwest from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary 2
View to Southwest from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary 
View to North from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary 1
View to North from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary
View to Gore Range from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary
View to Gore Range from just past Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary


此地距登山口約5.0哩,海拔約11,600呎,距Ptarmigan Peak山頂還有約1.4哩的路程,還要爬升約900呎。

12:40 循原路下山。
Ptarmigan Peak Trail (5)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail (6)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail


13:20 回到原木長椅展望點,小休後續行下山。
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint (1)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint (7)
Tony , taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail viewpoint

13:34 抵達Ptarmigan Peak Trail和 Angler Mountain Trail的岔路,取右沿Angler Mountain Trail下山。
Angler Mountain Trail (12)
Angler Mountain Trail (13)
Angler Mountain Trail
Overlooks Angler Mountain Ranch from trailhead above
Overlooks Angler Mountain Ranch from trailhead above
Angler Mountain Trail (14)
Angler Mountain Trail


14:25 返抵登山口,開車回丹佛,結束今天的登山活動。



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