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登Ptarmigan Peak Trail (2018.10.06)

Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead (4)
Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead 


今天是今年返台前最後一次參加登山隊活動,領隊排定前往Silverthorne攀登Ptarmigan Peak Trail,本來氣象預報下雨機率蠻高的,還好直到下山都沒下雨,倒是在折返點還飄了少許的雪花,雖是少許幾片,總是今年第一次遇到雪,今年的雪實在來得太晚了!

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登山步道Ptarmigan Peak Trail

登山口Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead (海拔9,067/2,764公尺)

折返點海拔:約11,600/3,536公尺

登山里程:來回約8.8(14.08公里)

爬升高度:約2,600(792公尺)

登山時間5小時55

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行車資訊:

開車由Golden沿I-70州際公路西行,行至Exit 205出口下交流道右轉CO-9 N/Blue River Pkwy西行,行約0.1哩於Rainbow Dr向右轉,行266呎後隨即再右轉Tanglewood LnTanglewood Ln0.2 哩後遇Ptarmigan Trail再向右轉,0.3哩後遇岔路,左岔往Ptarmigan Mountain不取,取右直行往Ptarmigan Trailhead,再行0.6哩抵右側停車場。


Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead (2)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead parking lot
Looking down Dillon street from Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead (3)
Looking down Dillon street from Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead parking lot

步程簡述:

09:15 登山口出發,Ptarmigan Peak Trail登山口在道路北側,海拔約9,117/2,779公尺;
Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead
Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead (2)
Ptarmigan Peak Trailhead 


登山步道是一條穿過aspen林的小徑,如沿車行道路續行亦可,距離稍遠,白楊木葉子將落盡,但還是一片金黃,步道旁幾棟木屋小築,還有造型別緻的太陽能板。


Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (3)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (4)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (7)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (30)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado


09:24 接到停車場上來的道路,海拔約9,185/2,800公尺,距登山口0.1哩;沿車行道路上行。


Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (20)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (24)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead


09:34 右切入小徑,登山步道在短草坡間往上爬升,此處海拔約9,250/2,819公尺,距登山口0.2哩。


Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (12)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (4)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead
Looking down Dillon Reservoir from Ptarmigan Peak Trail above trailhead (6)
Looking down Dillon Reservoir from Ptarmigan Peak Trail above trailhead
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead (7)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail just above trailhead


09:52 上抵稜線高點進入aspen林中緩坡下行,入aspen林前立有一面木製告示牌,但已無告示內容,此處海拔約9,577/2,919公尺,距登山口0.7哩;
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (15)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado 


步道進入aspen林中後平緩北行。


Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (17)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado


09:57 步道右側有一條不很清楚的岔路,應該是登Ptarmigan Peak的另一條稜線路,此處海拔9,540/2,908公尺,距登山口約0.8哩;我們今天要走山腰路線,取左直行。

09:58 經一柵門後抵一片空曠草原,該柵門已拆除;
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (20)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado 


草原有輸電鐵塔穿過,另有一小徑右岔延伸,應可接剛才的Ptarmigan Peak稜線小徑,此處海拔9,507/2,898公尺,距登山口約0.9哩。




經過草原後步道又進入白楊木林中緩升。
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (25)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (29)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (32)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (34)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (38)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado
Looking west at Gore Range from  Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,500 ft (4)
Looking west at Gore Range from  Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,500 ft
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,500 ft (2)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,500 ft
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado (72)
Ptarmigan Peak Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado


10:33 渡過一條小溪溝,少量溪水,此處海拔9,843/3,000公尺,距登山口約1.8哩;過小溪後步道左彎沿山腰西北行,行步遠抵一開闊地,可遠眺山下的Silverthorne市區及遠方的Tenmile RangeGore Range
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,730 ft  (3)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,730 ft 
Looking down at Silverthorne downtown from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,730 ft (3)
Looking down at Silverthorne downtown from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 9,730 ft


10:44 抵達Angler Mountain Trail岔路,海拔約9,852/3,003公尺,距登山口1.9哩;
Angler Mountain Trail & Ptarmigan Peak Trail junction (1)
Angler Mountain Trail & Ptarmigan Peak Trail junction 



左下岔路為Angler Mountain Trail,右岔直行為Ptarmigan Peak Trail通往Ptarmigan Peak,取右朝北直行。

10:54 再渡過一條小溪,海拔約9,963/3,037公尺,距登山口2.3哩。

10:58 抵達一開擴展望點,展望點設有一原木長椅供登山客休息,此處海拔10,060/3,066公尺,距登山口約2.4哩;
Looking west at Gore Range from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail (3)
Looking west at Gore Range from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail 



展望點南眺Dillon ReservoirSilverthorn市區,西望Gore Range,視野、展望極佳,在此休息20分鐘後續行。


Looking southwest at Dillon area & Gore Range from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail
Looking southwest at Dillon area & Gore Range from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail
Looking southwest at Dillon Reservoir & Silverthorne area from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail (5)
Looking southwest at Dillon Reservoir & Silverthorne area from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail
Looking southwest at Dillon Reservoir & Silverthorne area from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail (6)
Looking southwest at Dillon Reservoir & Silverthorne area from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail
Taken from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail (2)
Taken from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail (3)
Taken from  the bench on Ptarmigan Peak Trail


離開原木長椅展望點步道續北行約0.3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。


Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 10,900 ft (6)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 10,900 ft


12:36 連續幾處字形爬升後出了森林線上抵Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary,海拔約11,500呎,距登山口約4.3哩;
Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary(11,500') (1)
Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Boundary(11,500') 


越此木牌即進入Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness範圍。

12:38 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;此地距登山口約4.4哩,海拔約11,535/3,516公尺,距Ptarmigan Peak山頂還有約1.6哩的路程,還要爬升約900呎。


Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (1)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (8)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (9)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft
Looking east at Grays & Torreys Peaks from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft
Looking east at Grays & Torreys Peaks from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft
Looking northeast at Ptarmigan Peak from Ptarmigan Peak trail near 11,600 ft (2)
Looking northeast at Ptarmigan Peak from Ptarmigan Peak trail near 11,600 ft
Looking southwest at Tenmile & Gore Ranges from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,460 ft (1)_副本
Looking southwest at Tenmile & Gore Ranges from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,460 ft
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,650 ft (7)-1
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,650 ft (1)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,650 ft (3)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,650 ft (4)
Looking west at Gore Range from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,650 ft
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (17)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (62)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (85)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (86)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (99)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (96)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (93)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (90)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (88)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft (100)
Taken from Ptarmigan Peak Trail near 11,600 ft


13:05 在路邊高點用餐賞景後循原路下山。

14:07 回到原木長椅展望點,小休後續行下山。

14:22 抵達Ptarmigan Peak Trail Angler Mountain Trail的岔路,取左沿Ptarmigan Peak Trail下山。

14:52 aspen林抵稜線越稜點,順草原坡小徑下山。

15:10 返抵登山口,開車回丹佛,結束今天的登山活動。


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