23 Photos - Jul 15, 2015
Photo: Morning sun on the Rocky Mountain Front near AugustaPhoto: Crown Mountain (center) is 20 miles west of Augusta (Benchmark Road)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Getting closer - ended up being a 4.5 mile hike - started hiking at 7 am, above cliffs at 9:30 amPhoto: Steamboat East and Steamboat (right) and Steamboat Ridge in betweenPhoto: Photo: Taken near summit of Crown, looking at Haystack ButtePhoto: That is the summit of Crown behind me.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rocky Mountain on horizon left and Ear Mountain on horizon right.Photo: Looking into the ScapegoatPhoto: Crown Mountain is a weird-shaped mountain. I came up by the notch in lower right, walked the cliffs, and then descended via the bowl.Photo: Photo: Photo: The way down - went to right around that pointy thing.Photo: This herd was on the mountain when I go there and they were there until the storm moved in - 1 ram, 4 ewes, 3 youngPhoto: This shower moved over Crown Mountain and then onto the prairie - the sheep and I endured soft, small hail for about 15 minutes.Photo: View of Crown (right) as I took a little side-trip up an unnamed peak on the way down.Photo: The previous 2 photos were taken from point X (side trip on the way down). The trailhead is near A, then goes near B, C, D, E, and then to a saddle on the north side of Crown Mountain. There I went off-trail to reach the summit.