Trip Reports: Hanging Around Huron Peak, Colorado - August 2017

In mid-August we backpacked around the headwaters of the South Fork Clear Creek near Huron Peak in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and Sawatch Range of Colorado. The last time I hiked in this area was back in 2008, but this time we hiked the long way in here from the south from Taylor Park and Texas Creek, via the Continental Divide Trail and a high pass above Lake Ann. Though we spent three days out here, most of my photos below were from one fantastic evening watching sunset atop an unnamed peak above Lake Ann.

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Huron Peak, Lake Ann, Sawatch Range, wildflowers, photo

Indian paintbrush wildflowers, Lake Ann, and Huron Peak on a beautiful August day in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of Colorado.

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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Huron Peak, Sawatch Range, photo

Shadows on Huron Peak (14,003 ft.).

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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Huron Peak, Sawatch Range, Lake Ann, La Plata Peak, South Fork Clear Creek, photo

Evening light on Huron Peak and the South Fork Clear Creek basin. Lake Ann is at the lower right; La Plata Peak is at the top left.

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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Huron Peak, Sawatch Range, photo

Claudia draws Huron Peak at sunset from a ridge at nearly 13,000 feet.

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Ice Mountain, Lake Ann, Sawatch Range, The Three Apostles, photo

Sunset light on Ice Mountain (13,951 ft.) and the Three Apostles, with Lake Ann below. Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado.

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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Huron Peak, Lake Ann, Sawatch Range, photo

The emerald green Lake Ann and Huron Peak.

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Colorado, Sawatch Range, Taylor Park, sagebrush, photo

Sunset in the sagebrush of Taylor Park.

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