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ColoradoNewfieRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: September 23, 2005  Sucess!
This was my first 14er. We had a great time and a beautiful day.
Posted Sep 23, 2005 8:56 pm

Andrew VargoRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: September 11th, 2005  Sucess!

Andrew Vargo

I was looking for a quick hike to do and be back in Boulder before football started. This route was perfect. Great views of the Sawtooth and Grays and Torreys to the West. All together it only took 3 hours from car to car. Can't wait to come and do the Sawtooth. God Bless America.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 7:33 pm

TajjiRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!

Tajji

The morning overcast burned off around 8am, leaving a sunny, but very windy trip across the Sawtooth.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 6:27 pm

cowboypeteRoute Climbed: West slope, Guanella Pass Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!
It was a beautiful day, The willows were beginning to turn yellow and were quite beautiful. We had 4 in our group including a 9 year old. We reached the summit in 3 1/2 hours. Being Labor Day, the mountain was quite crowded. But it was a great day none the less!
Posted Sep 8, 2005 1:24 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass / Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

TomSellick

Pretty cool. We did part of the Sawtooth which was a blast...you can really feel that class 3 up that high
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:28 pm

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: West Slope (from Guanella Pass) Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

eggheadsherpa

Easy hike up to Bierstadt, went from here over the Sawtooth to Evans. Sawtooth was fun and non-technical.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 11:12 am

Scott WisherRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Scott Wisher



Began at 4 am so that we'd be the first people on the summit that day and hopefully we'd be alone. We summitted by 630, hung around for a few to refuel, and then made our way over the Sawtooth for our Mt. Evans ascent. Overall, a good day. The route back down from Evans through the willows and swamps of Scott Gomer Creek was horrible. There has to be a better way down than that.



To see pictures from the hike, click here.





Posted Aug 29, 2005 10:45 pm

odysseusRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

odysseus

Arrived in CO on Saturday from 310 feet. 24 hours later, summited Bierstadt with no AMS problems. The trail was like a city sidewalk, so many people (and dogs)!
Posted Aug 28, 2005 4:36 pm

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: West slope Date Climbed: July '04

Woodie Hopper

Easy hike from Guanella Pass

Climbed again (9/17/11) with a good friend from Tulsa, David Halliburton; just a bit over 2 hours; snow upper half.
Good times.

Climbed again (to summit ridge with our youngest, Lauren on my back). Waited with Ben who got sick while my wife, Chris and Nicholas, (8) our oldest climbed their first 14er. 7/4/12.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 9:47 am

cp0915Route Climbed: Sawtooth from Evans Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005  Sucess!

cp0915

From Mt. Evans, I crossed the Sawtooth to the summit of Mt. Bierstadt. From there, I went back across the Sawtooth and back to my car in the Evans summit parking lot. Very quick and easy - but fun.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:08 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: West Flank from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: January 25, 2005  Sucess!

shanahan96

easy route. my first winter 14er! surprised by the steepness of the summit ridge.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 4:28 pm

seswansoRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!
Great climb - nice and gentle 14er! No aches or pains after this one. Wanted to summit Evans via the Sawtooth but the clouds were rolling in real early that day. Loved the views!
Posted Aug 14, 2005 2:07 pm

ChaddBraggRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: 8/13/05  Sucess!
Great views of clouds below us in the valleys up Bierstadt, then the Sawtooth was a challenge for me. Weather was closing in so we couldnt get to Evans, and the slog across the swamp and willows was "interesting"
Posted Aug 14, 2005 12:38 pm

Ed FRoute Climbed: Standard Route on way to Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Ed F

Sawtooth was fun.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 6:49 pm

filmgafferRoute Climbed: west slope Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

filmgaffer

This was my first 14er and it was fantastic - beautiful hike
Posted Aug 7, 2005 5:12 pm

hoosierhikerRoute Climbed: Sawtooth Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

hoosierhiker

My friend Jeremy and I slept in our car at the trailhead and headed out at 3 a.m. We hiked by moonlight and arrived at the summit for the sunrise over Evans shortly before 6. The traverse across the Sawtooth was also a lot of fun. We had great weather and didn't see any other hikers, which was amazining considering Bierstadt's popularity and afforded us complete solitude!
Posted Aug 2, 2005 9:13 pm

pjenson05Route Climbed: Bierstadt Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

pjenson05

Easist 14er I have done yet. It only took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to the top. This would be a good one if it is your first.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 9:49 am

kheatwolRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 1/15/05  Sucess!

kheatwol

Started at 11am hung over and with skis on back. Reached summit around 4pm and tried to ski down. Missed trail down as it was getting dark and ended up going down another route and got lost in the willows. Then the blizzard came. If wasn't for our lab leading us back to the car we may have spent the night in a snow cave. Made it back to the car by 7pm. First Fourteener! Won't make that mistake again!
Posted Jul 27, 2005 1:06 pm

davebobk47Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

davebobk47

Very busy, got a late start (0900) but reached the summit in 1:27. About 30 people on the summit so I didn't hang out long. I had plans for the Sawtooth and due to my late start I wanted to get going. About halfway across the Sawtooth some dark clouds started rolling in and I decided to try to bail off the ridge towards the TH. Bad idea, I got down pretty low but it was sheer cliff after that. I ended up re-summiting Bierstadt and going back the way I came. Ended up getting a bit of snow just before re-summiting so I'm glad I turned back when I did. Good hike, just too many people.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 10:57 am

alpine masterRoute Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

alpine master

Cimbed in combo with Evans
Posted Jul 24, 2005 4:25 pm

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