from Buena Vista........drive to Mt Princeton Hot Springs, continue past Cascade Campground, go up hill, turn right onto dirt road and cross river, go 1/2 mile and turn right up steep, rocky 4x4 road for couple of hundred yards or park off of main road......trail is somewhat difficult to find, but it is there
a wonderful alternative to the standard east face route...this route follows Grouse creek northward and upward eventually splitting off and heading north east up and up and up until eventually gaining Princeton's long, well defined west ridge. Follow this ridge up to a high point of 13,000 nine something and then continue on to Princeton's summit........... I think there is close to 5,300" of elevation gain since you start from the valley floor!! Trail is rough at first due to overgrowth and deadfall.......not sure of the status of this trail, if it is legit or not, so tread lightly.........this ridge could be ascended right from the valley floor, up and bending north to east to Princeton's summit - now that would be a cool route!
standard hiking stuff
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