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Mountaineering – Mounts Ouray and Chipeta

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Mt Chipeta, Pt 13472, and Mt. Ouray
Panorama taken on the side of Mount Ouray (13,971 ft).

Mount Ouray is to the far right of the frame, while a ridge leading to Mount Chipeta and Pt 13,472 stretches out in front. Fred and I decide to tackle Mount Ouray. Later, we make an attempt on Pt 13,472 but decide to turn around on the summit of Chipeta.

Mt Ouray - Not A Selfie
On the summit of Mount Ouray

Mount Ouray was named after Chief Ouray, leader of the Uncompahgre band of the Utes. According to Legends of America, he married Chipeta in 1859 and they were together until the Chief died in 1880.

Dandelions and Mt Ouray
The flowered fields on Mt Ouray’s South Side

Our Schedule
Carpool meetup – 4am
Depart Marshall Pass TH – 5:35am
Gain the Ridge – 6:35am
Mount Ouray Summit – 8:35am
Back to Ridge – 10am
Mount Chipeta Summit – 11:45am
Back to Ridge – 1:20pm
Back to Marshall Pass TH – 2pm