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ClearSkiesAheadNice Fall Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005


Although it was still technically summer for a couple more days, the weather was mild and enough trees were changing that it felt more like fall. Great day and an easy trail. We had sun all day.
Posted Apr 26, 2006 4:04 am

apierceRoute: Northwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005


Great trail; like climbing stairs. Short and sweet. Loved this peak.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 5:06 am

markhyamsS Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2003


We missed the turn-off to the standard trail, so we ended up here. A different approach to a great summit.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:29 pm

markhyamsNW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1994


One of my favorite Sawatch 14ers. Much more scenic than the rest.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:28 pm

foreverwildBeautiful climb  Sucess!


Climbed Solo on a nice august morning, very scenic.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 6:38 pm

KieferRoute Climbed: East basin Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!


Fantastic weather and again, no people. Good day. Pretty views down below at the trailhead.
Posted Jan 28, 2006 1:44 am

barrattRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 8/21/05  Sucess!


Hiked with highschoolers Mike and Ryan. They smoked me up to treeline. Longer hike than expected but gorgeous view Three Apostles. My 17th 14er.
Posted Jan 19, 2006 9:44 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: North East Basin Date Climbed: July 22, 2003  Sucess!


This route is a nightmare. From thorn-bushwacking to boulder hoping to crossing streams. I would not reccommend this to anybody.
Posted Jan 10, 2006 12:44 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!


Makes for a great 1/2 day outing
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:22 pm

TexasClimberRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes II, Class 2 Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!


My wife and I climbed Huron Peak during our annual 4th of July climb, raft and skydive weekend we do out of Denver each year. It was cold and windy towards the top but clear skies! This was the first time in my CO climbing where we were practically the only people on the mountain and the summit. I guess Thursdays are much better than the weekend!
Posted Jan 5, 2006 9:53 pm

jclementsRoute Climbed: Standard, from North Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!


Bushwacked from the closed road from Winfield, found the trail up high. Did this solo with Osita, my dog.
Posted Dec 22, 2005 7:25 pm

ysidRoute Climbed: SW Slopes Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!
This route was tougher than the standard route. After the cabin at 11500' or so, the trail veered left and then ended up in a boulder field. From there, it was hiking across boulders toward the west, gradually angling upward, all the time with great views of the Apostles, but slow going. I skinned my knee on a loose boulder. Once I got to the saddle at about 13100', the climb became easier. The rock along the ridge to the top was more solid, with a little bit of exposure but not too bad. All in all, a decent alternative to the crowded standard route.
Posted Oct 25, 2005 12:42 am

dunking_deutschmanRoute Climbed: standard route (trail) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!


Wow, that 4wd road between Winfield and the signed trailhead is an adventure! What a blast. Anyway, the trail proper starts out gentle for a half mile and then must average a 25 degree incline or so after that. The trail is a marvel of sound trail construction. By far the best steep trail I have ever had the pleasure to climb. It will remain in great shape for decades if not longer, except for the very top, which has some stretches of very shallow and slippery scree. The views are quite impressive for a Sawatch 14er and the hike is divided into 3 or 4 unique and distinct sections that keep it interesting.
Posted Oct 1, 2005 2:51 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard/sw slopes to Winfield Date Climbed: July 16, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

Spectacular views of the Apostles, fun route-finding on descent, saw a mountain lion during off-trail traverse back to trail

Posted Sep 30, 2005 10:10 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002


Got the 4WD parking at 10,600 ft. on the same day that I did La Plata. The sky was clear so I went late and was on the summit at around 7 pm and back down around 9:15.
Posted Sep 16, 2005 11:19 am

chef007Route Climbed: standard-winfield start Date Climbed: Aug. 21 2005  Sucess!


Great views from the summit even though I got snowed on a little bit.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 3:12 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: Standard with descent into Apostle Basin Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!


Took a few first timers for my 72nd trip to 14k. Nice day and good views in the Apostle basin. Saw lots of goats on the south ridge.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 4:46 pm

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: September '04`

Woodie Hopper

Nice hike, great scenery. Hiked with Jason Kelley.

Reclimbed standard route with my boys, Nicholas and Benjamin August 1, 2014. Great day, a little drizzly, even a few flakes on top. Not bad for August!
Posted Aug 25, 2005 9:17 am

cftbqRoute Climbed: west face from S. Winfield TH Date Climbed: 21 Aug 2005  Sucess!


A leisurely climb with the family: my wife Suzanne (#11 for her), daughter Trish (#16), granddaughter Amber (#4), and grandson Ted. Ted's first fourteener. A surprisingly beautiful summit, and not really very crowded for an August Sunday! Grapple fell, but we had glorious sunshine on the summit.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 3:03 pm

shanrickvRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 7, 2005  Sucess!


Great day in the mountains with Alan, Shari, Nora and most importantly, my son JP. It was his first 14er and he did it in grand style. As always, I am very proud of him.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 8:30 am

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