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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Uncompahgre Peak 14,309ft

Difficulty: Class 2
Trailhead: Nellie Creek
Trailhead Elev.: 11,400 feet
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet
Trip Length: 8 miles
Trail to summit: Almost

Uncompahgre Peak is the 6th highest mountain in Colorado. Uncompahgre Peak is also the highest peak on Colorado's Western Slope and is the highest point of Hinsdale County. It is located in the San Juan Mountain Range which is located in the southwest part of Colorado.

There is no substitute for getting an early start, and getting as much of the mountain "behind you" as early in the day as possible. Keep a good eye on the sky as weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly. The greatest weather danger is from lightning strikes, and climbers are killed almost every summer in Colorado by lightning strikes. July seems to be the most deadly month for lightning.

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