I was just looking back through some old images and realized that this weekend it will have been a year since I hiked up Bison Peak (in the Lost Creek Wilderness). Man, that time has flown! And a year ago, I said I'd get a post up "shortly" about it, but never did… Oops! :) Anyway, I'm not going to do a full write-up of the hike now, but thought I'd at least share a few pics and strongly recommend the hike.
The view in the picture above was taken on Bison Peak, looking out toward Wilkerson Pass. We were just below timberline at this point, and the clouds out to the south and west were providing that nice hazy, layered effect for us to feast our eyes upon. It was really beautiful.
These next two pictures, above and below, were taken up on the broad summit area of Bison Peak. This mountain seriously has the broadest summit of any mountain I've ever been on, and it is LOADED with all these cool rock formations. One could seriously spend a whole day just exploring this summit, and I have to say, it is the coolest summit I've ever been on . 14ers are nice an all, but if you really want to see some cool shit, step down to a 12er and go check out Bison Peak. You won't regret it.
The Lost Creek Wilderness, including Bison Peak, is not too far of a drive from either Colorado Springs or Denver. If you're looking for a really fun, beautiful day hike, I can't recommend this one enough. I know I'll definitely be going back sometime.
I've uploaded the top two pics in this post to my photography, so they can be purchased as prints. If you're interested, visit my landscapes gallery at http://www.ryanfonkertphotography.com/landscapes.