11,894' - Part of Wingle Ridge
4.2 miles RT
~700' Elevation gain
Directions: Exit 190 on I-70; Drive 2 miles on Shrine Pass road (dirt) to the trailhead/parking lot, on your left with some pit toilets. The trail heads down and left at a gate before slowly climbing to the Wingle Ridge saddle. Head left for Wingle Ridge, right for Shrine Mountain.
|The view at the beginning. This is the Tenmile Range- Peak 10, Crystal, Pacific, Atlantic, Fletcher, and Quandary|
|I think this baby carrier needs to be adjusted...|
|Mount of the Holy Cross|
|Same picture, but in color|
|I really wanted to play on the rocks, but not with Alex on my back|
|US Geological Survey marker. Shrine Mountain is just a prominent point on Wingle Ridge|
|Alex is thrilled to be on his first mountain summit!|
|The elusive Gore Range|
|Looking back to Wingle Ridge|
|Panorama of the Gore Range|
|Mt of the Holy Cross, Elbert and Massive in one Panorama (although Elbert is hard to see)|
Overall I am happy I chose to do this "easy" hike with my son. Special thanks to his Aunt Rachel for accompanying me to the "summit".