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jdmorehouseCarnival  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

jdmorehouse

Used to being the only one on a mountain, having hundreds sharing the trail was disconcerting. And I thought climbing it during the week would bring fewer visitors!
Posted Jul 26, 2014 9:41 am

Climbing Jack#10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

Climbing Jack

With Dad.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 9:14 pm

GooseOtterSo. I'm a 1er.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

GooseOtter

A first. I am from Ohio, have lived in Denver, South, for about a year. Girlfriend and I decided to begin after much encouragement from her. We went and made it up and back. Pretty good accomplishment, for me. Out of shape within reason and have smoked a pack-a-day since turning 20 y.o. Definitely reconsidering the wicked habit. As known, Mt. Bierstadt is very popular and for very good reasons. Beautiful. The hike down and out was the roughest for me, especially the last bit with the wooden bridges across the swamp-marsh. I was just done and ready to be not walking anymore. I look forward to the next time.
Posted Jul 20, 2014 7:05 pm

belexesBierstadt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

belexes

Meetup.com Independence Day hike. This was my 5th time on Bierstadt. The place was a madhouse, as expected. Full parking lots and tons of hikers, but that's all right. The weather was good, a little windy at times, but sunny. There were a few slower hikers in the group, and one turned back before the summit. This was the 1st 14er of 3 in our group.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 2:50 pm

OnagerA beautiful morning.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

Onager

Woke up around 4am and made it to Evans trailhead around 6am. Met a hiker at the lot and we decided to hike together. We hit the trail at 6:30am, made it through the swampy areas easily and over the still frozen snow due to our early start. It was slow going since this was my 2nd 14er and it was her first. We made the summit at 9:45am and got back to the car at noon before a storm rolled our way. Great day!
Posted Jun 6, 2014 5:08 pm

AM_HawkPostholing builds character
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

AM_Hawk

Soft snow over marshes made for some serious postholing even with snowshoes on. Forced to retreat 250ft from summit due to lightning...
Posted May 31, 2014 10:58 pm

BradBartickEasy climb in interesting conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

BradBartick

Solo adventure in every version of inclement weather- snow, hail, wind, freezing rain, large hail, thunder, and intermittent white outs. Good fun on the summit ridge and good time given the conditions. Met up with another solo guy and traded beating the path through snow. Only bad part was freezing creek crossing with weak snow banks. Dropped thigh deep, but gaiters actually kept water out of my boots.
Posted May 25, 2014 8:52 pm

SiberianSayanMy 1st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1988

SiberianSayan

Approximate date. Wound up walking through freezing creeks amongst the willows. My first 14er.
Posted May 14, 2014 2:56 am

MadGrad96Bierdstadt  Sucess!

MadGrad96

Climbed multiple times
Posted Nov 1, 2013 7:42 am

alpineairFun!  Sucess!

alpineair

Sawtooth from Evans.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 10:03 am

PewmaBierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Pewma

Nice hike up and did the sawtooth over to Elbert
Posted Oct 15, 2013 4:22 pm

belexesBierstadt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

belexes

I had planned to climb Capitol Peak this weekend, but I decided to play it safe. It was clear all day, but cold in the morning. There was a little snow on the ground, more is sure to come. Plenty of hikers on the trail, but not as crazy as a typical summer weeekend. The whole trip took about 4.5 hours, with a break of about 30 minutes on the summit. This was my 4th time on Bierstadt.
Posted Oct 12, 2013 5:41 pm

DanielLSnowy June climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

DanielL

Climbed Bierstadt in snowy spring conditions - a great alternative to the easy summer trail and heavy traffic!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 12:28 am

cgallaugherEarly storms
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

cgallaugher

This was my attempt at a 2nd 14,000 footer and bringing a friend for her first. We had a beautiful day despite a late start: 9:00. The trails were crowded but everyone was friendly. Conditions were great and easy footing. We were just about at the turn for the summit, 13,750 feet, when a bolt of lightening struck the summit sending everyone down. Another bold hit just to the east of us and dark clouds enveloped the mountain. I had crouched down hoping for the storm to pass but there was no indication it would and hoards of people and dogs started hurrying back down. Hail started in earnest and stung any exposed skin as well as filled the trail with ice and the nice footing was complicated as the trail turned to mud mixed with ice. Everyone encouraged each other down the mountain and emphatically shared the feeling of defeat as many of us never got to summit that day. Those who did summit as the lightening struck were shaken, hair had stood on ends for some and you could hear the electricity crackly in the cairns. Am saddened to miss the peak but thankful no one was hurt that day. Definitely a nice climb and will revisit it someday...
Posted Sep 29, 2013 6:30 pm

jczogBeautiful Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

jczog

Went with a friend and spent over an hour socializing on summit. Nice quick walk-up.
Posted Sep 4, 2013 9:21 pm

TJ311Fifth 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

TJ311

My 2 friends and I made it to the top in 3 hours. I didn't figure this was too awfully bad since we had just flown in from Dallas 36 hours prior to climbing. It's my 5th 14'er. Very crowded on the trail and lots of dogs! Fun time.
Posted Aug 27, 2013 12:02 pm

xDoogiexNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

xDoogiex

Sweet hike. I had no food(gave it to my friend) and 2 hours of sleep so I struggled. I'll have to return and hit it harder solo
Posted Aug 25, 2013 4:16 pm

DonnoSawtooth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1980

Donno

With dad & Mike
Posted Aug 14, 2013 10:13 pm

Tbacon251Crowded   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Tbacon251

Hiked with Ryan and Mareshah. Very crowded mountain.
Posted Aug 4, 2013 11:15 pm

Peakbug4th of July   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Peakbug

We got up (and down) early to avoid the crowds. Perfect day.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 5:29 pm

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