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Centennial Cone Park

I decided to take another post-work Monday hike and summit another peak in the process. The unnamed peak known as 7,814 for it’s elevation was my goal and was too easily accessible from the western most trailhead at Centennial Cone Park.

Instead, I stopped off US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon and hiked up the Mayhem Gulch trail which brought me within 300 feet or so of the summit.

Delaying the eventual ascent, I took a clockwise tour around the summit via the Mayhem and Juniper trails and just before completing the circle I turned off and bushwhacked to the summit. Sitting down on the summit cairn for a picnic, I enjoyed part of a thermos of soup and spilled the remainder on myself.

The views from the top were better than I’d anticipated. Furthermore, the summit register was filled with names I recognized.

The hike back down to the trail was a pleasant stroll through mostly-open forests along deer paths.

After rejoining the trail I finished my loop and quickly descended back to my car for a short hike of maybe 5 miles.

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