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dpRoute Climbed: Northwest slopes from S Winfield Trailhead Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!


Started at the bottom of the 4WD road (there is no way on earth that my car could make it up that road). This is an "easy"14'er that I did with Spencer the Mountain Dog (his 8th 14'er summit, 9th 14'er attempt). I was surprised that we had the summit to ourselves on a pleasant Sunday in August. About 5:25 round trip from the car (4:10 from the "real" trailhead) on the most beautifully maintained trail- this would be perfect for a trail run if I was in a bit better shape!.
Posted Aug 7, 2005 8:26 pm

alpine masterRoute Climbed: NW slopes Date Climbed: Aug. 7th 2003  Sucess!

alpine master

Quick and easy hike. Fun.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 5:12 pm

jnoffsingerRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!


This was the easiest of the four 14er I hiked in the Sawatch Range this week. Number 12 on the 14er list. Summited with my hiking cousin, Shane and Trent. Somebody should have been taking tickets on top. There were 17 bodies on the summit.
Posted Jul 17, 2005 10:58 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

I'm not sure what I was happier about, summiting Mt Huron in two hours or not having to drive down Chaffee 390 in order to get to another 14er! This was an easy and very fun hike. I would recommend it to anyone!
Posted Jul 14, 2005 10:22 pm

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

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