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jerky1280Mountain to Myself  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2017


Great hike on the way up - super cold on the ridge! Saw no one on my way up, had the summit to myself for the 45 minutes I was up there!
Posted Oct 15, 2017 11:21 pm

MikeLJFirst Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2004


The first mountain that Marie and I climbed together!
Posted Oct 7, 2017 10:25 am

harborHP #1 of 4 on this trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017


Drove all night from Grantsville, UT. Got to the trailhead at 2:00am. Slept in back of my van. Woke up at 6:30 am to a full parking lot. Passed quite a few people on the way to the top. Best part of hike was leapfrogging two girls in giraffe onsies. They also brought an entire watermelon to share with everyone at the summit. Beautiful day for topping out on the highest point in Colorado. This was highpoint 18? for me?
Posted Oct 2, 2017 12:39 am

AmbretMy 5th State High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2017


An enjoyable though not easy hike from the North Elbert trailhead. Nice views of Mt Massive (a far more impressive looking, if somewhat shorter, summit) and other mountains to the east and north. Very windy on top. Got back to the tree-line just as we heard the first clap of thunder. The 5th state high point I've hiked after California, Nevada, Virginia and New Mexico.
Posted Sep 11, 2017 10:39 pm

utahjimkmy first fourteener...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2017


via standard North Elbert TH (trail 1484). I have neglected Colorado, but no more - what a beautiful state to visit! With my friend Paul - we started 07:00, summited 10:40. Weather was fine but distant views were obscured by smoke from various western wildfires. We descended along Black Cloud route to point 13963 - which in my home state would deserve a name. We retreated the way we came - so, in effect we summited TWICE in the same day.
Posted Sep 9, 2017 10:52 am

mattdalmanNorth Mt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2017


My wife and I used the North Mount Elbert Trail. We were surprised by the fresh snow up top in August. Great trail the whole way!
Posted Aug 11, 2017 3:23 pm

JurgenMount Elbert roundtour (South Trail - North Trail)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2017


We've planned to run Mt Elbert from the South Elbert Trailhead by the South Trail. Because of the alltitude we've hiked to the summit. Descended the North trail and took the Colorado Trail to get back to the South Elbert Trailhead. A great roundtrip.
Posted Aug 8, 2017 4:23 am

Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2016


Posted Jul 11, 2017 1:17 pm

cdogTom Petty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2017


Great hike with wife Amy, loosely following the snowy South Elbert Trail. Perhaps one of the most gorgeous days in the mountains in a long time. Caught Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Red Rocks on our way home. Awesome.
Posted May 31, 2017 10:34 pm

kronshage3Northeast Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2013


Great weather at the highest point in Colorado.
Posted Apr 22, 2017 1:18 pm

swenspudQuick Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2017


Made a quick trip into Colorado. 8 hours of driving, 4 hours of sleep, 10 hours of climbing, with another 8 hours of driving. Did this one with a 45lb pack on my back. The many false summits toward the end were definitely brutal.
Posted Apr 7, 2017 10:54 pm

utclimberStandard route  Sucess!
One of my first 14ers, back in 1994 or 1995.
Posted Oct 16, 2016 5:05 pm

LDuszerVia the Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2016


Bluebird day, 8:00 AM start, summit by noon, back down by 2:00 PM. After the beautiful aspen grove, the trail was steep. My friend was not a fan of this route - he couldn't make it beyond the east ridge of South Elbert, and he started back down the mountain while my dog and I continued on to Mt. Elbert.
Posted Sep 7, 2016 12:03 am

BKWNorth Trail w/ back seat bivouac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2016


I have to admit morale was low when the alarm clock rang at 3:15 am and I found myself crammed sidewise across the back seat of my rental car in the North Trailhead parking lot with rain drumming on the roof. That implies I was sleeping, but I wasn't.
Despite the rough night, I made it to the summit, and without seeing another soul. The crux was my sea-level-shriveled lungs panting out the last 600 vertical feet. Even with the panting it was only three hours up.
Posted Jul 20, 2016 12:45 am

trexkerrySouth TH   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2016
We were able to drive up to about 10,500, just short of the official 4wd TH for the south TH. The route is straightforward, very scenic, our second Colorado 14er on a 4 day peakbagging visit from California.
Posted Jul 17, 2016 12:35 am

SchwartzOnReally a 14er? Too Easy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016


What a great way to be introduced to Fourteening in Colorado. A nice easy walk up. This one I could do in the dark. Gorgeous views of Mt Massive and the Mosquito Range. Being very watchful for thunderstorms, takes a while to get the handle of how often it rains in CO. Great for starting. Did Columbia the next day. Compared to Sierra 14ers, which all have long boulder field approaches, this is so easy. The Sawatch Range is very interesting.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:32 am

gneiss_kittyMt. Elbert - CO Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015


Quick up and down trip. We arrived just after sunrise and didn't meet too many others on the trail going up but the trail was packed on our way down.
Posted May 22, 2016 6:41 pm

cmarks7cloudsSolo Venture  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1989


Nice scenery, probably stayed on summit longer than it took to get there. A little snow but not enough!
Posted May 17, 2016 6:19 pm

Mike D'Great Success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008
Nothing but a steep hike. A few other hikers that day, all alone at summit.
Posted Mar 31, 2016 11:41 am

tlockling1984  Sucess!


Did this 1984. Not as many people there then. Great hike.
Posted Mar 27, 2016 3:01 am

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