Scaling Squaretop Mountain

Photos courtesy Josh Kurz
Josh Kurz conquered Squaretop Mountain’s seemingly impenetrable fortress with help from friends.

By Josh Kurz
Special to The SUN

When I see a conspicuous mountain on the skyline, I crave to view the world from its perspective and long for the awaiting adventure. In Colorado, a mountain’s draw is often related to an arbitrary elevation threshold. Most of the Southern San Juans’ skyline is punctuated by trail-less, nameless peaks under 14,000 feet. As a result, their slopes and summits are crowd-less and there are no parking lots to fill.

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This story was posted on July 30, 2020.