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MissH'Merica  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2017


Kicked off Memorial day weekend with a trip to American Basin. Road still blocked with snow about .75 mi from TH. Still a lot of snow, but it was firm and ideal. Gorgeous day. First 14er with John.
Posted May 27, 2017 4:24 pm

utclimberHandies  Sucess!
Nice hike.
Posted Oct 16, 2016 5:22 pm

chicagotransplantTour de Grizzly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016


With Rachael. Went up the Grizzly Gulch trail but left early to go straight up the grass slopes to Whitecross, then traversed around over Handies and PT 13795 before descending back to the trial via a beautiful high tarn.
Posted Sep 6, 2016 4:34 pm

jeffrawnAmerican Basin
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2015


Nice hike from American Basin. Puzzle of the day: How did the Mercedes-Benz coupe get to the upper (4WD) trailhead and back down again?!
Posted Sep 5, 2016 3:04 pm

RMdaytripsgrlFun with Friends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015


Most of us were hung over. Good thing it was fun and easy!
Posted Jul 21, 2016 6:41 pm

UdinkPerfect weather for my second 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016


I hiked Handies after a successful summit of Sneffels the day before. Arrived in American Basin a little late and had to settle for a less-than-stellar camp spot. :) Started hiking before 7AM and made it back down by about 11:30AM. The weather was perfect, especially compared to foggy/misty conditions at Sneffels the previous day. http://udink.org/2016/07/07/mount-sneffels-and-handies-peak/
Posted Jul 8, 2016 3:08 pm

yadahzoemtnLove these 14ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


Beautiful mountain
Posted Jan 5, 2016 9:36 pm

ScottHandies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015


Kessler and I climbed Handies Peak with a group of 14ers.com members. We didn't start until after 9 am. We wanted to get over the mountains before it snowed, so we moved rather quickly. Kessler and I made the summit of Handies in one hour and 30 minutes. After a break on top, we were back at the vehicle in three hours. We drove over Cinnamon Pass and then to near Engineer Pass and then Ouray. We should have came down the road to Silverton since the road to Ouray was very rough and time consuming.
Posted Oct 5, 2015 9:16 pm

KesslerHandies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015


Posted Oct 5, 2015 12:37 am

OnagerVia American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2015


On Sunday I hit the trail up towards Handies Peak at 7AM. The trail was easy to follow and I made my way to Sloan Lake by 8AM. From here it took me an hour to make the summit. Again, I had the summit to myself! I made it back to the trailhead by 10AM. Overall it was a great weekend and was much needed! Perfect weather both days too!
Posted Sep 21, 2015 9:00 pm

MMclimbhighVia Grouse Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015


Fun hike. We decided to save some wear and tear on our truck by not driving over Cinnamon Pass. We started a little lower and farther away at the Grouse Gulch TH. 4 miles and 4100 vert to the summit……3 hrs up and 3 hrs down. Our dog Yeti now has her first (and probably only) CO 14'er!!
Posted Aug 31, 2015 11:46 am

Tom FralichAmerican Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2015

Tom Fralich

Beautiful hike with Mary. We saw a ptarmigan with chicks on the way down.
Posted Aug 9, 2015 3:10 pm

Moogie737Via Grizzly Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


#1 7-3-15. With good friends this hike made warm memories. Chilly winds above 13,600'. Tolle Gesellschaft!
Posted Jul 13, 2015 11:51 am

RMdaytripsgrlFun day with friends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


Fun hike with friends from the Grizzly Gulch TH. Threatening weather chased us from the summit, but then it blew over with only a light sprinkle. Lots of mud, water, snow!
Posted Jul 3, 2015 8:09 pm

telemarkdudeNice Easy Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2014


Cold front came in and dropped about an inch of snow. Low clouds were so thick I couldn't see more than about 20 feet. Cold and windy.
Posted Aug 30, 2014 12:23 am

ajberryGrizzly Gulch and round over 13,795'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014


Occasional snow squalls (interspersed with periods of sunshine). Up Grizzly Gulch, on to the ridge between Handies and Whitecross (the trail's route was rather snowed up); on to Handies; and then staying high -- 13,735 to 13,795. A tricky segment (50' of class 3 down climb on very bad rock) coming off the top of 13,795, NE. Over 13,502, and then an easy descent to Lk 13,323 via a nice, gravelly slope just beyond the 13,502 top. Made for a fine round.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 8:21 am

MadGrad96Handies  Sucess!


Three peaks in one day!
Posted Nov 1, 2013 7:56 am

alpineairEasy hike.  Sucess!
Short hike, killer views!
Posted Oct 28, 2013 10:58 am

DanielLFog and Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013


Climbed from Grizzly Gulch (beautiful route), thick fog in the low valley and clear, sunny conditions higher up made it even better!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 12:34 am

SenadRFrom Grizzly Gulch   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013


Nice easy hike.
Posted Aug 5, 2013 8:23 am

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