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Alan EllisRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!

Alan Ellis

Started very early to beat the daily crowds. Summited at 7:30 am and had the entire mountain to myself. This is a nice day hike and warm up for the big peaks nearby. Views of the Crestones and the Sangres are the icing.
Posted Aug 3, 2003 3:40 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Standard West Ridge Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!


Humbolt Peak couldn't be a more perfect introdction to the spectacular Sangre's. The view of the Crestones will blow you away. This peak will also inspire you to keep climbing away.
Posted May 27, 2003 7:06 pm

charmsRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2002  Sucess!


After conquering the twin Crestone's on each of the previous two days, I was glad to "walk" up to Humboldt on the third day. In order to stick with my 3000 ft rule on each 14er, I hiked back down to the trailhead and then returned to our base camp at South Colony before the rest of my group got up that morning.

What an awesome view of the peaks I had conquered the day before. This was a fun and easy hike. The view was very short lived as an early, 11:30 am, storm came in and blocked our view.
Posted Jan 16, 2003 6:37 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Traverse from Kit Carson Date Climbed: July 7 1999  Sucess!


The big Anthill!
Posted Oct 5, 2002 9:12 pm

jdjordan45Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


My dad and I drove the 4X4 road to the South Colony Lakes trail head, camped, and left early the next morning. We summited around 10:00 and enjoyed and awesome view.
Posted Sep 20, 2002 2:01 pm

HendereDate Climbed: September 7, 2002  Sucess!


Great views to the north and south. Big winds on top, so I left in a hurry. All in all, a very fun hike!
Posted Sep 12, 2002 4:41 pm

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: South Colony Lake Trail Date Climbed: August 7, 2000  Sucess!


I drove up the 4x4 road. It's rough but nothing compared to the Lake Como Road. I camped at the trail head. I slept in my pickup which was parked right next to the fence and sign. I was kept awake by something gnawing on the sign. I couldn't see what it was but maybe it was a bear? Probably just a porcupine. The trail is a wonderful trail all the way to the saddle. The rest of the trip is a minor scramble but easy. The views all along the trip are outstanding. The Crestones are all they are cracked up to be.

Posted Jul 7, 2002 2:31 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 1997  Sucess!
Recall that the sky was that beautiful azure blue and the tundra had all kinds of colors. Beware this trailhead requires about 1.5 hours of a rocky 4x4 road to get there!
Posted Jun 4, 2002 9:56 am

ZekeRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!


Summited this peak after a weekend of volunteer work for the Colorado 14er Initiative... summited last afternoon, around 5pm on a perfectly beautiful, still, clear blue day w/my girlfriend....... very nice memory
Posted Jan 16, 2002 7:37 am

spyder550Route Climbed: West Ridge II Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!


Climbed from N. Colony Creeks up boulder/shale field. N. Colony is beautiful with waterfalls and very few people. Hike to higher lakes is horrible if you try to bushwack and we finally put on our sandals and hiked up the creek. To get to West Ridge was not so fun either but we managed and summited around 10am. Great view of the Crestones and Carson/Challenger. If you like backpacking and want remote do the N. Colony Creeks. If it is just a day trip or you want to bag all the mountains in the area go up S. Colony. I also attempted Humboldt in April from S. Colony and got caught in a blizzard at 12,000 feet, luckily had our tent and gear to hold out the storm in.
Posted Dec 28, 2001 11:14 pm

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 7/23/00  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Great day hike/warm-up for the Crestones...with incredible views of them and Kit Carson...fun, easy.
Posted Jul 24, 2001 8:51 pm

jratkRoute Climbed: standard from upper S. Colony Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!


Easy hike. Good warm-up for the other ones.
Posted Jul 17, 2001 9:11 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: The easy trail Date Climbed: August, 1998  Sucess!


Easy summit, but the walk up the long 4WD road was not fun.
Posted Jul 17, 2001 4:16 pm

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