Hiking Highlands Bowl together!

Stephi, my daughter, has hiked the Bowl many times – sometimes twice in one day! I have never gone to the tippy top more than once in a day but get up there as much as I can. So on the 17th April we FINALLY got to hike to the top and do our favourite line (Ozone) together for the first time!!!!! The top is at 12,342 feet and the elevation gain while hiking is 782 feet. Then there is 2,552 vertical feet of skiing – yippee. At the top there is an old double chair supported by  some poles with lots of tattered prayer flags. Here is a picture of us in the chair… From here there is absolutely spectacular views including Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells – you’ll need to come and hike it to see the views!

And here is why we do it – what a run 🙂

About Bronwyn

Hi. I moved to the Aspen area from Australia in 1997 and have a daughter born right here in Aspen in 2000. I teach skiing (for the past eighteen seasons) and am an Associate Broker with Basalt Realty. I love to ski, snowboard, horseride, raft, and hike with our dog Sheila. This valley offers so much and one day I may also take up golf or fishing!
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