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Sugarloaf Mountain

Greetings all,

Hope your summer’s going well … only a few days left of our nice warm, snow free weather in Laramie. We’re all good: Sorrel’s healthy and getting her walks to the park most mornings; Susan’s running, playing tennis and soaking in our Sabel pool; and I’m playing pickleball, hiking and photographing wildflowers. But I also had a recent adventure worth sharing here: finally hiking to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. (Sugarloaf is one of two mountains in the Snowy Range often overlooked by day hikers; the other is Browns Peak; I plan to focus on both in a future YouTube video.) Located some 41 miles west of Laramie, Sugarloaf is a picturesque cone-shaped, boulder covered mountain most frequently encountered and photographed by visitors to Lewis Lake. For a few years now, I’ve wondered about the best route to reach the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain (elevation 11,398 feet) for a look around. Recently my friend Marty returned to Laramie for a few days and we planned a hike in the Snowies – the hike became an adventurous boulder climb to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. Below are a few photos.

View of Sugarloaf Mountain from above Lewis Lake — Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
View of Sugarloaf Mountain from Lewis Lake — Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
View of Sugarloaf Mountain (lower right) from Medicine Bow Peak (elevation 12,013 feet) — Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
View of Browns Peak (elevation 11,722 feet) from Medicine Bow Peak Trail — Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
View of Sugarloaf Mountain from Medicine Bow Peak Trail — Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
Summit of Sugarloaf Mountain (elevation 11,398 feet) — Snowy Range Mountain

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