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Alan EllisRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006

Alan Ellis

Sorry I didn't get a chance to spend much time with everyone; however, it was great meeting everyone and putting the names with the faces. It is people like you that make these gatherings successful. Thanks for showing up and making this the best gathering yet! See you next year!
Posted Jan 16, 2006 1:16 am

cruzitRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!


Another wonderful SP Winter Gathering. After attempting to summit on two previous Gatherings, I finally made it. Although I was last to summit, with that many fellow SPrs breaking trail for me, the snow wasn't slowing me down...just the usual flatlander lungs. Great day, beautiful weather, gorgeous mountain views, and great company...it just doesn't get any better.
Posted Jan 16, 2006 12:35 am

Joe_ParvisRoute Climbed: West slopes (standard trail) Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!


Climbed with many fellow SP'ers on the winter sp outing. Great company. Weather clear and relatively warm. Will this day set the record for most recorded SP-ascents on a single peak? Usually crowding on route is a pain, but today it was fun to laugh and joke with so many people, finally meeting them face-to-face.
Posted Jan 14, 2006 6:45 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: West slope Date Climbed: May 05, 2005  Sucess!


My favorite training peak!
Posted Jan 10, 2006 12:30 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!


Continued on to the Sawtooth and Mt Evans too
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:19 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!


Reached summit alone on beautiful Spring day. Alone on summit for 30 minutes.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:13 pm

ChaserRoute Climbed: western slope Date Climbed: December 28, 2005  Sucess!


Nice day, wind at my back on the ascent, and no wind on the descent. My first winter summit!
Posted Dec 29, 2005 11:32 am

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: West Chicago Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: August 9th, 2003  Sucess!


After sleeping in the tent, that was setup on the side of the road, I drove the 1/8 mile to the trailhead and parked the car and in the middle of the night proceeded towards the summit. Somehow I was not 1st but 2nd after a bunch of young kids already made themselves comfortable on the summit. Great views, and crisp air that morning....
Posted Dec 29, 2005 2:04 am

LSRoute Climbed: east ridge Date Climbed: 25-aug-2005  Sucess!


Se the trip report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_evans
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:12 pm

edlinsRoute Climbed: West flank from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2005  Sucess!


cold blustery day. got my first case of AMS down at the parking lot!
Posted Dec 22, 2005 2:19 pm

summitboundRoute Climbed: western slope from guenella pass Date Climbed: December 11, 2005  Sucess!
I was just planning on snowshoeing in the area but was suprised at how little snow there was on the mountain and I had the time so I decided to go for the summit! I saw a few people down low but had the summit all to myself. There was a bit of snow down low, not enough to cover the willows but enought that you would want snow shoes or skiis. About half way up the snow was rather sparse. I saw a couple of tele skiiers who turned around here because of lack of snow.
Posted Dec 12, 2005 5:09 pm

chairmanRoute Climbed: Western Slope Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!


Labor Day Weekend. Snow the night before. Fairly crowded but not too bad.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 7:30 am

jm485Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Trail Date Climbed: 7/7/05  Sucess!
This was my second in as many days. I should have rested between summits but it was great. I did the Saw Tooth and bonked on the other side.
Posted Nov 28, 2005 9:46 pm

whatisisRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: August 10, 2004  Sucess!


Made it.
Posted Nov 4, 2005 5:47 pm

heather14Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!


Great hike...not too difficult. It was a perfect day for a 14er!
Posted Oct 23, 2005 12:08 am

cftbqRoute Climbed: West Slopes from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: 25 August, 2002  Sucess!


I had put off Bierstadt many times, in fear of the infamous willows. Finally did it, in a very dry year, with my daughter, and found that boardwalks had been installed over the soggy places! We went on over the Sawtooth to include Evans, descending by the more northerly route through--of course!--the willows. It was a long day, but very satisfying--and more challenging than the ratings of the peaks alone indicate.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 2:42 pm

Joe_ParvisRoute Climbed: West Slopes from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!


Skipped out of work early (shhh... don't tell) and hiked/ran/gasped to summit. Late in day (road work after Georgetown caused significant delays) but weather was perfect. Wonderful end to a work week.
Posted Oct 14, 2005 4:18 pm

fossanaRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: 24 August 2005  Sucess!


Not as fun as Sawtooth
Posted Oct 13, 2005 8:49 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Easy hike with Hays and Spolek. Made it more interesting by traversing the sawtooth and summiting Mt Evans.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 4:49 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: winter Date Climbed: forgot  Sucess!


boring hike
Posted Oct 4, 2005 12:45 am

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