We snowshoed up a Forest Service Road to Loch Lomond, then traversed over Bancroft’s East Ridge to the plateau dominated by Lake Caroline. The total distance around the loop that day was 11.1 miles, and the total vertical ascent was about 3600 feet. At the top of the ridge you'll pass the old Second Creek Cabin A-frame, replaced by the newer Broome Hut. Lots of cars parked below gates and people walking 2.3 miles up. After about three and half hours of hiking with stops we made it to the top! As you head up the east face of James peak you will see Loch Lomond, Reynolds Lake, Stuart Lake, Ohman Lake, and Ice Lake. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. We gratefully stashed our snowshoes here, as the rest of the hike looked mostly dry. The other two suggestions can be accessed by passenger car. Run up the road to Loch Lomond - as you reach the Loch you can begin to orient yourself - Parry (13,391 feet) is on your far left, Bancroft (13,250 feet) is straight ahead, and James (13,294 feet) is back and to your right. . Saw 20 some trucks/suv's up there and one Outback. We descended Parry via the Bancroft to Loch Lomond route described above; then we hiked back up across the tundra and over Kingston Peak for almost three miles to our vehicle east of James. 4WD is needed to get to Loch. That descent takes you by the upper lakes in the Loch Lomond chain of lakes. Pretty soon we are in the teaming fishing camp otherwise known as Loch Lomond on a Saturday . The trail begins at Second Creek Trailhead along Highway 40 into gentle climbing in the forested area along Second Creek before opening up to the north near treeline and ascending 800 vertical feet. Photo: TBerrigan, CC BY 2.5. Parry Peak. Parry Peak, elevation 13,397 ft, is a summit in the Front Range of central Colorado. Loch Lomond is another great option to explore in this area. Another GU stop for a few minutes and the debate of whether to lug the packs to the summit of Parry Peak, three quarters of a mile and more than a few hundred feet of drop and re-climb away. Route is clear. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. Left to right: Parry Peak, Mt. 11,704, Kingston Peak, and Fox Mountain." Bushwhacked up from the camp the next morning. Before you reach the summit of James Peak you will pass two false summits. . This next portion of the trail is rated the highest (class 2+/3) as far as difficulty is concerned and requires some scrambling. The views were spectacular in all directions. Good weather was expected all day so I planned a big hike including James Peak, Bancroft, Parry Peak, Pt. ... Ohman, Reynolds, and Steuart Lakes and Loch Lomond rest further below. Summit. Route: From Parry Posted On: 2020-07-27, By: CaptainSuburbia Info: Went from Loch Lomond over Bancroft, Parry and Eva. Parry Peak is situated 2½ miles southwest of Haystack Mountain. Flora, and Winter Park Resort. WØC/SR-Ø29 (Parry Peak) – 4074 m / 13391 ft. Posted on January 31, 2015 by kx0r February 16, 2015. Both gates are open. Eva, Mt. — WaxDr • Jul 30, 2016 "Jeeped into Loch Lomond the day before and set up camp. At the Loch, there is a closed jeep road that quickly turns … The James Peak Wilderness offers some amazing views and great opportunities for backpacking. To the north you could see Lake Granby, Longs Peak, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Tag Archives: Loch Lomond. Dogs are not allowed at Broome Hut. The Top of James Peak. The coordinates for the summit are N39 51.122, W105 41.437. ... , ranked 13er Parry Peak. Reply. ... Loch Lomond Dam Dam, 2½ miles south; Explore Your World. January 31, 2015 by kx0r February 16, 2015 by kx0r February 16, 2015 by February! 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