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doumallRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: May, 15 2004  Sucess!


14th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:21 pm

mntnplayRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 10 July 2005  Sucess!


Be sure to stay right at all turns as you drive the 4WD trail from Winthrop. Ascent from 4WD closure. Dry all the way to the top. Amazing views of Ice Mtn -- there's a tantalizing couliour leading to the tippy-top over there....
Posted Jul 10, 2005 9:10 pm

belexesRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!


I started out from Winfield on the North Ridge route (route 12.2 in Roach's guidebook), but instead of going east into Lulu Gulch, I continued south into the Banker Mine drainage, for my Trails Illustrated map shows a primitive trail continuing on to the main Huron Peak trail. What a mistake! The jeep trail peters out, so I had to climb directly up the hill and over to Browns Peak. Then I traversed over to Huron and then headed back down via the standard route. It was a very tiring day, but what the hell, it builds character and all that.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 11:54 am

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: NW Slopes Date Climbed: 6/19/05  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Another nice CFI. Very mellow 14er in my opinion.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:21 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: 19 Jun 2005  Sucess!


Started from the 4WD closure - took only 1hr 40min to make the summit. Mostly snow free above treeline, although there is a long crossing of a snowfield that softens up quite a bit during the day. Got to do a nice glissade down one of the upper snowfields though -that was a lot of fun! The Apostles looked stunning (and very snow - covered!)
Posted Jun 19, 2005 8:37 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: North Ridge Browns-Huron Traverse...sort of Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!


In near white out conditions, we somehow (and don't ask me how) ended up making a big arc around the other side of Brown's (ON a ridge, explain that one) and ended up summitting another 13er. The other 13er was similar in height as Brown's so, we shrugged, called it good, and headed over to Huron. Then in the still near white-out conditions, with a few high winds thrown in, we summitted Huron. Views were nonexistent, but it was still pretty awesome. Snowed most of the way down, saw an elk and a few other forest creatures. All in all a great day,...confusing, but a great day!
Posted Jun 13, 2005 5:31 pm

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes From Clear Creek 4x4 Date Climbed: 8/21/04  Sucess!


Easy climb....summited in two hours
Posted Jun 9, 2005 1:24 am

ktiffany22Route Climbed: North Ridge: Browns-Huron Traverse Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2005


Oops! Be sure you know your directions when looking at pictures of mountains so as to summit the right one first...

While taking a "breather" just above the saddle between Huron & Browns (next to Huron), I noticed Roache's picture of Huron... and then thought I was next to Brown's.... I didn't really care to "bag" Brown's, so I headed over to what I thought was Huron.... Yeah, I bagged Brown's, then headed BACK over to bag Huron (Huron's summit can not be seen until you reach the top). Oh well! 2 summit's in a day, not half bad.
Posted May 30, 2005 9:17 pm

ChuckORoute Climbed: Winfield/NorthFace Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


Great climb. Fast pace, started in late afternoon. One of the closest lightening situations I've been in. Kind of thought the thunderstorms weren't gonna come that day, since I had blue sky at 3:30pm when I started! Beautiful country.
Posted May 4, 2005 3:31 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!
Another 14er
Posted Apr 13, 2005 12:13 am

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Southwest Face Date Climbed: October 3, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Some snow up high.
Posted Apr 7, 2005 5:48 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Rockdale Trailhead Date Climbed: 06/2004  Sucess!


The view from this summit is one of the most spectacular from a Colorado 14er, you can see much of the Sawatch Range as well as the far away Elk Range
Posted Mar 20, 2005 8:08 pm

RatballsRoute Climbed: from South fork of Lake Creek 4x4 trailhead via Direct West Face Date Climbed: June, 2002  Sucess!


Took a friend up on his first 14er. A nice, short, steep one, if I recall correctly (I hope I recall correctly, as it's all I recall about this one).
Posted Feb 22, 2005 9:46 pm

pebblehopperDate Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!
2nd 14er. Tons of fun!
Posted Feb 21, 2005 4:05 pm

RichratRoute Climbed: North Ridge From Clear Creek Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


My favorite 14er. This route had a beautiful view the entire way.
Posted Feb 15, 2005 6:52 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: September 10, 1983  Sucess!


In the days before a true west slope trail, we followed the old jeep trail from Winfield up to the gully on the NW ridge of Browns Peak. We then climbed this gully to where the two ridges merge and then to Brown's summit. We followed the ridge south to Huron's summit. On the descent, we climbed back over Browns Peak, but then continued to the saddle just north of it. We then turned left, descending on tundra into Lulu Gulch, and then to another jeep trail to the cars at Winfield.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 1:12 pm

jratkRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


Very hot day
Posted Nov 29, 2004 9:49 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 22, 2000  Sucess!


Started from the South Winfield 4WD trailhead, and did this route in under 5 hours. The CFI trail was very easy - you could have hiked this one with your hands in your pockets the whole way. We did encounter a few massive cairns along the way which seemed like overkill.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 9:11 am

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: North Ridge: Browns-Huron Traverse Date Climbed: September 20, 2004  Sucess!

Brad Snider

My 13th Fourteener. Great tree color etc. in the valleys, but caught in a total whiteout on the summit with no view whatsoever. Two hours later, the sky cleared, but I was already back down at the South Winfield Trailhead. Who says it pays to start early??? :-)
Posted Sep 21, 2004 9:57 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Lulu Gulch/North Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


This was definitely a climb that me and my friends winged. We set out for a nice hike in the mountains near Winfield and wound up on top of Browns Peak, looked at a map, and realized that Huron Peak was right there. So we went over and climbed it, too. Great weather and a hell of a fun day!
Posted Sep 9, 2004 12:52 am

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