Dirty Face Peak

Dirty Face Peak

On August 8th, we dared to hike the “Dirty Face”. This was a brutal climb, four miles up, with an elevation gain of 3,943 ft. We ended up in the clouds, so we didn’t get the 360 degrees panorama view.

“How did this peak get such a distinguished name? Legend has it that JS Barnard homesteaded at the base of the peak in the late 1800s. He worked avidly clearing his land and burning brush day in and day out. Passers-by often found him with a sweaty, soot-covered face. He came to be known as “old dirty face,” and today, the peak behind his homestead is a testament to his nickname.”


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Moving Time

3:13:42 hours


9.46 miles


clouds, sun