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ElliottDavisChillin' for the sake of Turkey  Sucess!


Went up on Thanksgiving; got a little frostnip and a great appetite. I like working off dinner first. =)
Posted Jun 26, 2006 3:55 am

baezGuanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006


First attempted and first sucessful 14er since moving to Colorado a month previous. Great weather, a waltz up to the top. Compacted snow with almost no postholing, an easy and enjoyable winter ascent.
Posted Jun 25, 2006 10:28 pm

Scott WesemannBierstadt solo
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Scott Wesemann

Started at 6:20 (solo) and there were 4 or 5 groups ahead of me. Also starting at the same time was Jan from Denver (solo) Both of us made good time and quickly passed the other groups. Was on the summit in just under two hours, arriving at the same time as another group that had started earlier and just after Jan. The views were fantastic! Third 14er in three days. Sooooo many people on the trail that I passed on the way down. I was happy I started early.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 7:46 pm

Gahugafuga4th of July 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2002


Was the first to summit on 7/4/02. I must've left too early since I beat the flag to the top (they attempted to post a US flag at the summit of every 14er on July 4th that year). That's okay though because thunderheads were already building by 9:00AM on my descent. Yikes!
Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:01 pm

rleclairGreat Colorado Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006


This day affirms why I live in Colorado. The weather was picture perfect when I started the ascent at 7 AM with nary a cloud in the sky and temps hovering around 45-50 degrees. The parking lot was 30-40% full already but I hardly saw anyone on the trail as I was going up. One guy had a large 40-45 lb pack heading up to the summit. Turns out he's leaving for Denali in 1.5 weeks and this was a final training hike. I passed about 4-5 people on the way up and was happy to see only 4 people on the summit. It was rather breazy so the windchill was brisk at 9 AM. I hung out for about 30 minutes and decided to head down to avoid the impending crowds. As expected, the people train was working it's way up as I was 1/2 way down. The wildflowers were all out and make for some great pics! I was back at the trailhead at noon after taking a USFS Ranger Volunteers survey about trail use, etc. Total time: 5 hours
Posted Jun 19, 2006 4:29 pm

c_rockwoodSummit from Guanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006
A nasty bit of windburn at the top, but otherwise smooth sailing.
Posted Jun 11, 2006 4:08 pm

tombaldwinEasy climb on the way to the sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006


I climbed this in a group of 8, 6 of us continued to the sawtooth. Pictures are at http://www.flitterbick.net/photo/tripsandevents/sawtooth/ .
Posted Jun 8, 2006 4:24 am

Big Skies 808A Ski in the North Bowl  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2005

Big Skies 808

One of us skied from the summit, not I. The west flank was pretty windblown so we decided to drop into the deeper and steeper north bowl and it was a sweet descent. A long trek back out but somebody had blazed a trail already.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 6:38 pm

Big Skies 808Sawtooth Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004

Big Skies 808

A much nicer day. the ridge traverse across to the Sawtooth is a lot of fun. Some very cool exposure on the north side that you can play around with. You can choose how gnarly you want to make it.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 6:36 pm

Big Skies 808A Cold Day Atop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004

Big Skies 808

Climbing through the clouds, visibility was low and a chill was in the air.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 6:34 pm

srclimb1West Slopes Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006


Beautiful day...wore shorts the whole time, just needed a vest for a bit of wind in top.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 6:42 am

mdavenport2Like walking in the mall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2000


String of climbers just like mall walkers. Met a gentleman on his 483rd 14er summit.
Posted May 31, 2006 1:58 am

brentonjweaverfun snow climb  Sucess!


Very fun snow climb. Was crowded for a winter climb, though.
Posted May 30, 2006 7:56 pm

CWFryWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2006


Yeah. Nice day out despite the grey clouds and wind. Thought we might get some static on top, but conditions remained good enough. Good training day and an opportunity to show a friend their first 14er.
Posted May 30, 2006 3:38 pm

bkloweWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006
Went with my sister, her 10-year-old son, and good friend Adam. Memorial Day. Had a nice climb up the easy west slope trail. Trail was rather muddy with a few snow and ice patches. Trail was pretty busy. Lots of climbers around the summit.
Posted May 30, 2006 3:28 pm

Dan LeonhardMy bloodhound rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

Dan Leonhard

Took my sister, girlfriend and my two dogs up this one- all first timers. The bloodhound was 5 mnths old, and complained the least!
Posted May 29, 2006 11:01 pm

roozers42Route Climbed: from Guanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2005


Nice hike, can't wait to do the Sawtooth this year!
Posted May 19, 2006 3:07 pm

AndesiteBusy Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005
Trail was busy with many other hikers and we had to share the summit with about 20 other people. It still had great vistas and was my sisters first 14er.
Posted May 10, 2006 6:21 pm

spenceinboulderNot The Best 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2002


But I can't wait to go back and do the Sawtooth Ridge.
Posted May 9, 2006 3:20 pm

km_donovanVia Abyss Lake basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2003


Parked off the Mount Evans road and headed down to the basin. I recommend this route very scenic and nice finis to the summit. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.
Posted Apr 23, 2006 12:36 pm

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