Mt Abrams In Black And White
Janice Rae Pariza
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A photograph of Mt Abrams in Montrose, Colorado from the decline down teh Black Canyon, digitally altered for effect.
While only 12801 feet, Mount Abrams prominence and distinctive profile when viewed from Ouray make the peak very compelling. Mount Abrams is connected by a long ridge to Brown Mountain. There are nine "peaks" along this ridge with the lowest point being 12450. Reports indicate that there are concerns over private property issues to the peak from Brown Mountain jeep road and along the western flanks, I did not see any signs of private property when accessed from near Crystal lake, however there is private property markers along Brown Mountain jeep road (but nothing to hinder an ascent).
Mount Abrams is likely named for an early Ouray pioneer by the name of Abram Cutler.
Mount Abrams can be approached directly from highway 550 near Crystal Lake or from Brown Mountain jeep road at the southern end of Ironton. The more ambitious will choose to access Mount Abrams from Crystal Lake area, although from brown mountain jeep road Abrams still requires some effort since you skirt or go over several "peaks".
Ironton area in the fall
No formal trails exist to the summit. There is scant little used trail along the western flank of the mountain. It is steep forest and tundra on the flanks. There are some trails and game trails along the connecting ridge from brown mountain.
Views are standard San Juan rugged mountain views with a birds eye view of Ouray and of the Red Mountain group. Views extend to Grand Mesa and beyond to the north.
October 22nd, 2013
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