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tomlaurenEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

tomlauren

Hiked the East Slopes from the Silver Creek - Grizzly Gulch Trailhead with my friend Keith. This was one of the most beautiful 14er hikes I've ever been on.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:38 pm

jmc11 year old's first 14er

jmc

This was my 11 year old daughter's first fourteener. It took a little bit to adjust to the altitude but she was a trooper and summited on a beautiful clear afternoon.
Posted Dec 21, 2007 9:49 am

gremlinnormal route  Sucess!

gremlin

fun hike for me back when i was little
Posted Oct 24, 2007 4:20 pm

argothorAmerican Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2003

argothor

Hiked up from the American Basin. Also hiking that day was a party of about 20, one of whom was finishing up the 54 Colorado 14ers. Champaign was flowing at 14,000 feet!
Posted Oct 5, 2007 6:50 pm

myroneFrom American Basin TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

myrone

Later afternoon hike; started up at 1:40PM and reached a gorgeous empty summit at 2:55. Spectacular views from this impressive peak. Headed back down at 3:20 and back to the TH at 4:56 on a glorious day. My 32nd 14'er..........sweet!!
Posted Sep 23, 2007 1:57 pm

Ken DammenVia American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Ken Dammen

Went up via semi steep area on North side using ice axe and crampons. Fun glissade down. Great Day.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 7:36 pm

noahs213Beautiful Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

noahs213

Good climb. very scenic. Did it from Grizzly Gulch. Still think it would be wayyy better in the winter.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 6:28 pm

dr_gonzpretty  Sucess!

dr_gonz

long slog through very pretty area... I just LOVE the San Juans.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:33 pm

Bill JirousekGrizzly Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Bill Jirousek

Roach was right when he said this peak beckons you on for most of the approach. One of the best summit views I've seen. Mountains in every direction.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:25 pm

mountainloverCOAmerican Basin- evening hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

mountainloverCO

We climbed Uncompahgre in the morning, spent some time driving over the passes in the Lake City area, and then climbed Handies in the late afternoon once all the storms had cleared out. We had the entire mountain to ourselves throughout the hike. The scenery was stunning, and the weather was perfect...American Basin is one of those places that must be seen to be believed.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 4:06 pm

kylerlottGrizzly Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

kylerlott

I highly recommend this route over the American Basin, just a little bit longer and more elevation gain, but way less people. We saw one group of three hikers the entire day! I still can't believe how late some people start up 14ers, especially when black clouds are looming in the distance and they still push on thinking they will make it in time. Then BOOM! Here they come running back down the mtn. I am surprised we don't hear about more accidents in the mtns.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 4:10 pm

jhansen007Grizzly Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

jhansen007

Beautify hike up through the American Basin. Great views from the top. #34 for me.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 2:19 pm

ouray19Handies Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2003

ouray19

Handies was my first 14'er. I did it again this year (2007) to see how far I had progressed! Beautiful views from the summit.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 7:55 pm

The OgreAwesome hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

The Ogre

Very short & easy from American Basin 4wd parking.
Posted Aug 11, 2007 2:19 pm

rdmcAmerican Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

rdmc

Nell was home from NC and wanted to do a hike, so we camped out just below the trailhead. Couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day! The wildflowers are probably the best I've ever seen. Could have spent hours just taking flower pictures...
(I think I probably doubled our hiking time....click...there's another gorgeous shot) but my kids were very patient! :o)

Great day, and wonderful family time!
Posted Aug 8, 2007 4:21 pm

slowbutsteadyNo Grizzlies Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2000

slowbutsteady

Saw no bears, grizzlies or otherwise in a beautiful hike via Grizzly Gulch to summit of Handies. Only a few other climbers this day. 7:30am to top at 11:30am. Probably my favorite 14ner mountain and approach with the peak right in your face for most of the climb. Lots of photo ops.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 5:08 pm

XC ChampRoute Climbed: Gruzzley Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003
Ran up this peak for an awesome view decened via American Basin
Posted Jul 27, 2007 2:18 pm

Scott Rogersgreat view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Scott Rogers

climbed from the grizzly gulch side. It was beautiful. I highly recommend this over the American Basin hike.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 10:02 pm

bjd5578The best 14er view I've seen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

bjd5578

All I have to say is wow! Hiked from the American Basin and loved every second of it - just fantastic views in all directions for the entire hike!
Posted Jul 8, 2007 10:55 pm

BassoonFirst 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Bassoon

Came up American Basin- beautiful and easy trail- good for lowlanders like me. The views from the top were amazing!
Posted Jul 3, 2007 2:19 pm

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