Just Hiking

An extensive collection of low-quality trip reports.

This is a personal website that includes photos and a short narrative from my hiking, scrambling, backpacking, and climbing adventures over the last 20 years. Take a look if you are interested.

James Just

Hikes By Year



1998   2001   2004   2007   2010   2013   2016   2019
1999   2002   2005   2008   2011   2014   2017   2020
2000   2003   2006   2009   2012   2015   2018   2021


This site was designed to share my recreational adventures in the mountains. I have posted photos, statistics, and descriptions of trips I have taken over the years. From 1998 to 2001, I hiked primarily in northern Idaho. From 2001 to 2003, I spent most of my time in the central and eastern mountains of Idaho. Since 2003, I have lived in Colorado with hikes and climbs all over the state.


I am generally a fair-weather day-hiker with only the occasional backpacking trip, but my hiking has certainly evolved over the years. I started out with short hikes to lakes and low peaks. At the end 2002, my focus shifted to peak bagging and reaching the summit of higher mountains through a combination of hiking and scrambling. As my experience and skills grew, I added many snow climbs and winter hikes to my resume.


Beyond this, I have also done a small amount of easy technical rock climbing and a fair amount of moderate ice climbing.  I took a few years off beginning in 2014 as my hiking time shifted to family and significantly more mountain biking.  I picked up ice climbing and hiking again in 2017, but haven't done much rock climbing for numerous years.

Ice Climbing


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RouteDate

2005-2006 Season
 01.01.Ouray Ice Park (1)
02/18/2006
02.02.Ouray Ice Park (2)
02/19/2006
03.03.Silverplume Falls (1)
03/18/2006
04.04.Lincoln Falls (1)
04/09/2006

2006-2007 Season
05.01.Three Tiers (1)
12/02/2006
06.02.Spiral Staircase (1)
12/09/2006
07.03.Racquet Club Falls
12/18/2006
08.04.Pumphouse Falls (1)
01/01/2007
09.05.Lincoln Falls (2)
01/15/2007
10.06.Ouray Ice Park (3)
02/01/2007
11.07.First Gully (1)02/02/2007
12.08.Ouray Ice Park (4)
02/03/2007
13.09.Three Tiers (2)
02/19/2007
14.10.Lincoln Falls (3)
03/11/2007
15.11.Hidden Falls (1)
03/24/2007
16.12.Spiral Staircase (2)
04/08/2007

2007-2008 Season
17.01.Northeast Face Route
11/17/2007
18.02.Hidden Falls (2)
12/01/2007
19.03.Rigid Designator (1)
12/15/2007
20.04.Loch Vale (1)
12/22/2007
21.05.Spiral Staircase (3)/The Pencil (1)
12/23/2007
22.06.Coors Lite (1)
12/29/2007
23.07.Silverplume Falls (2)
01/05/2008
24.08.Bozos Revenge
01/10/2008
25.09.Smoked Turkey
01/11/2008
26.10.Legg Creek
01/12/2008
27.11.Ouray Ice Park (5)
02/09/2008
28.12.Ouray Ice Park (6)
02/10/2008
29.13.Ouray Ice Park (7)
02/11/2008
30.14.Ouray Ice Park (8)
02/12/2008
31.15.Hully Gully (1)
03/08/2008
32.16.Lincoln Falls (4)
03/22/2008
33.17.Willow Lake Ice
04/05/2008

2008-2009 Season
34.01.Longs Peak (6)
10/18/2008
35.02.Lincoln Falls (5)
11/23/2008
36.03.Lincoln Falls (6)
11/29/2008
37.04.Lincoln Falls (7)
12/19/2008
38.05.Silverplume Falls (3)
12/27/2008
39.06.Jaws Falls
01/03/2009
40.07.Dexter Creek Slabs (1)
01/16/2009
41.08.Ouray Ice Park (9)
01/16/2009
42.09.Second Gully (1)
01/17/2009
43.10.Ouray Ice Park (10)
01/18/2009
44.11.Hidden Falls (3)
02/01/2009
45.12.Hully Gully (2)
02/15/2009
46.13.Spiral Staircase (4)
03/08/2009
47.14.West Gully (1)
03/21/2009

2009-2010 Season
48.01All Mixed Up (1)
11/11/2009
49.02All Mixed Up (2)
11/21/2009
50.03.Northwest Face Route (1)
11/17/2009
51.04.Hully Gully (3)
12/13/2009
52.05.Hidden Falls (4)
12/21/2009
53.06.Hully Gully (4)
12/21/2009
54.07.Lincoln Falls (8)
12/28/2009
55.08.Spiral Staircase (5)
12/30/2009
56.09.Grace Falls
01/10/2010
57.10.Silverplume Falls (4)
01/18/2010
58.11.Ouray Ice Park (11)
01/23/2010
59.12.Dexter Creek Slabs (2)
01/24/2010
60.13.Ouray Ice Park (12)
01/25/2010
61.14.Ouray Ice Park (13)
01/26/2010
62.15.The Shroud (1)
02/07/2010
63.16.First Gully (2)
03/13/2010
64.17.Second Gully (2)
03/14/2010
65.18.Pumphouse Falls (2)
04/11/2010

2010-2011 Season
66.01.West Gully (2)
11/06/2010
67.02.All Mixed Up (3)
11/11/2010
68.03.Lincoln Falls (9)
11/21/2010
69.04.Silverplume Falls (5)
11/28/2010
70.05.Tonys Nightmare (1)
12/05/2010
71.06.Pumphouse Falls (3)
12/10/2010
72.07.Sherman Climb (1)
12/17/2010
73.08.Spiral Staircase (6)
12/19/2010
74.09.Spiral Staircase (7)/The Pencil (2)/The Eraser (1)
12/30/2010
75.10.The Shroud (2)
01/13/2011
76.11.Ouray Ice Park (14)
01/22/2011
77.12.Ouray Ice Park (15)
01/23/2011
78.13.Dexter Creek Slabs (3)
01/24/2011
79.14.Ouray Ice Park (16)
01/24/2011
80.15.Ouray Ice Park (17)
01/25/2011
81.16.Hully Gully (5)
02/18/2011
82.17.Silver Cascade Falls
02/18/2011
83.18.Pumphouse Falls (4)
02/19/2011
84.19.Firehouse Falls (1)
02/26/2011
85.20.Hully Gully (6)
03/13/2011
86.21.Lincoln Falls (10)
03/26/2011
87.22.Firehouse Falls (2)
05/01/2011

2011-2012 Season
88.01.Chere Couloir
09/02/2011
89.02.Lincoln Falls (11)
11/05/2011
90.03.Lincoln Falls (12)
11/11/2011
91.04.Spiral Staircase (8)
11/20/2011
92.05.Pumphouse Falls (5)
12/03/2011
93.06.Rigid Designator (2)
12/04/2011
94.07.The Crypt
12/16/2011
95.08.Avocado Gully
12/23/2011
96.09.Marble Falls
12/23/2011
97.10.Hully Gully (7)
12/24/2011
98.11.Stairway to Heaven
12/29/2011
99.12.The Ribbon
12/30/2011
100.13.The Shroud (3)
01/14/2012
101.14.Dexter Creek Slabs (4)
01/21/2012
102.15.Ouray Ice Park (18)
01/22/2012
103.16.Slip Sliding Away
01/23/2012
104.17.Skylight
01/23/2012
105.18.Chockstone Chimney (1)
01/24/2012
106.19.Firehouse Falls (3)
02/05/2012
107.20.Spiral Staircase (9)/The Pencil (3)/The Eraser (2)
02/11/2012
108.21.Moffat Tunnel Ice (1)
03/02/2012
109.22.Timberline Falls
03/23/2012
110.23.Spiral Staircase (10)
03/30/2012
111.24.Lincoln Falls (13)
04/13/2012

2012-2013 Season
112.01.Lincoln Falls (14)
11/12/2012
113.02.Stevens Gulch Ice (1)
11/22/2012
114.03.Three Tiers (3)
11/24/2012
115.04.Lincoln Falls (15)
12/01/2012
116.05.Booth Creek Falls (2)
12/15/2012
117.06.Pumphouse Falls (6)
12/21/2012
118.07.East Vail Falls (1)
12/28/2012
119.08.Pumphouse Falls (7)
12/30/2012
120.09.Esperanza
12/31/2012
121.10.East Vail Falls (2)
01/05/2013
122.11.Chipeta Falls
02/02/2013
123.12.Dexter Creek Slabs (5)
02/03/2013
124.13.Senator Gulch
02/04/2013
125.14.Ouray Ice Park (19)
02/04/2013
126.15.Ouray Ice Park (20)
02/05/2013
127.16.Piney Lake Pillar
02/24/2013

2013-2014 Season
128.01.Alexanders Chimney
10/25/2013
129.02.Northwest Face Route (2)
11/02/2013
130.03.West Gully (3)
11/11/2013
131.04.All Mixed Up (4)
11/23/2013
132.05.Lincoln Falls (16)
01/20/2014
133.06.Pumphouse Falls (8)
01/26/2014
134.07.No Thoroughfare Falls
02/01/2014
135.08.Chockstone Chimney (2)
02/02/2014
136.09.Slippery When Wet
02/02/2014
137.10.Dexter Creek Slabs (6)
02/03/2014
138.11.Zapata Falls
02/12/2014
139.12.Hully Gully (8)
02/23/2014
140.13.Spiral Staircase (11)
03/23/2014

2014-2015 Season
141.01.All Mixed Up (5)
12/06/2014

2015-2016 Season
142.01.Pumphouse Falls (9)
01/16/2016

2016-2017 Season
143.01.Hully Gully (9)
01/27/2017

2017-2018 Season
144.01.Three Tiers (4)
11/03/2017
145.02.Lincoln Falls (17)
11/10/2017
146.03.All Mixed Up (6)
11/24/2017
147.04.Lincoln Falls (18)
12/06/2017
148.05.West Gully (4)
12/20/2017
149.06.Hully Gully (10)
12/29/2017
150.07.Lincoln Falls (19)
12/31/2017
151.08.Pumphouse Falls (10)
01/05/2018
152.09.Hidden Falls (5)
01/11/2018
153.10.Ouray Ice Park (21)
01/27/2018
154.11.Second Gully (3)
01/28/2018
155.12.Lincoln Falls (20)
02/04/2018
156.13.The Main Vein
02/08/2018
157.14.Oh Be Joyful
02/09/2018
158.15.Broken Hearts Light
02/10/2018
159.16.Jewel Lake Ice
03/03/2018
160.17.Tonys Nightmare (2)
03/23/2018
161.18.Sherman Climb (2)
03/30/2018
162.19.Campground Couloir
04/06/2018
163.20.Direct North Face
04/07/2018
164.21.Tempered By Fire
04/08/2018
165.22.Black Lake Slabs
04/28/2018

2018-2019 Season
166.01.Box of Chocolates
01/04/2019
167.02.Paradise Falls
01/06/2019
168.03.Hully Gully (11)
01/21/2019
169.04.Coors Lite (2)
02/08/2019
170.05.Lincoln Falls (21)
02/18/2019
171.06.Spiral Staircase (12)/The Eraser (3)
02/27/2019
172.07.Silverplume Falls (6)
03/01/2019
173.08.Moffat Tunnel Ice (2)
03/08/2019
174.09.Professor Falls
04/01/2019
175.10.Louise Falls
04/02/2019
176.11.Guinness Gully
04/03/2019
177.12.Two O'Clock Falls
04/04/2019
178.13.Firehouse Falls (4)
04/27/2019

2019-2020 Season
179.01.Lincoln Falls (22)
10/25/2019
180.02.All Mixed Up (7)
11/08/2019
181.03.Stevens Gulch Ice (2)
11/11/2019
182.04.West Gully (5)
11/17/2019
183.05.Loch Vale (2)
12/08/2019
184.06.Northwest Face Route (3)
12/22/2019
185.07.Coors Lite (3)
12/31/2019
186.08.Lake City Ice Park (1)
01/10/2020
187.09.Sherman Climb (3)
01/11/2020
188.10.Lake City Ice Park (2)
01/12/2020
189.11.Firehouse Falls (5)
01/18/2020
190.12.Pumphouse Falls (11)
01/25/2020