Twining Peak, ColoradoElevation: 13,711 Feet
Nearest Towns West Of Divide: Aspen
Nearest Towns East Of Divide: Twin Lakes
Rivers/Watersheds West Of Divide: Roaring Fork River, Colorado River
Rivers/Watersheds East Of Divide: Lake Creek, Arkansas River, Mississippi River
In June 2009, I hiked to the summit of Twining Peak, located on the Continental Divide and approximately 2-3 miles north of Independence Pass. For most climbers, beginning at the parking lot at Independence Pass is the most common route, although I suppose one could summit the mountain via one of the many high altitude lakes nearby.
Above is a photo taken near a saddle before the final ascent of the mountain's southern ridge.
Another photo of Twining Peak (left). In the summer months, much of the area's snow has usually melted.
Twining Peak - My hike on June 29, 2009.
Twin Lakes, Colorado - Historic village in Lake County.