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rockrat2Nice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2012


NE Ridge. Perfect day, hiked to summit with my wife on her first succesfull CO 14ner. Trail easy to follow, lots of people!
Posted Aug 26, 2012 10:36 pm

pacojgarzaLong lonely day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012


I used the Black cloud route to summit Elbert for the second time tagging South Elbert`s summit along the way. I never saw anyone else on that trail (other than the summit). This route is somewhat long but a nice alternative if you don`t like crowds. This was the second of fifteen peaks on my 2012 CO. trip.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 4:30 pm

RuvichaCommemoration  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Demanding but worthwhile hike. It was a worthy summit to commemorate a hiking colleague who died of cancer last year.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 7:57 pm

knotis23Second Time's a Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012


Tried and failed 2 years ago in October due to weather. Made it this time. Perfect weather, great mountain, loved it. Climbed with Dad.

Posted Aug 19, 2012 8:36 pm

countrykyleSolo Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012


First solo 14er. Summited at 8am and enjoyed some summit solitude for about an hour before heading back down. (Trails: North Ridge up, Black Cloud down)
Posted Aug 7, 2012 4:48 pm

seanpeckhamfrom lower South Elbert Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Didn't know you could drive a wagon to the summer trailhead, so it was 11.2 miles roundtrip. Made the summit in about 4.5 hours, and got drenched on the way down despite wearing full rain gear. This was our anniversary and marks our 5th state highpoint together.
Posted Aug 5, 2012 4:08 pm

dstevenson0204State HP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012


Fun and easy hike to the top. Camped down in one of the meadows! Great experience
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:07 pm

cgallaugherFirst 14'er, 4th state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012


Climbed this with my brother-in-law during a camping trip to Turquoise Lake in Leadville. Great footing, elevation a bit tough on this sea level dwelling gal but acclimated with a Chief Mountain climb earlier in the week. A popular hike but well worth it!
Posted Jul 31, 2012 4:27 pm

displacedchzheadVia Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009


Summer vacation with my Son. Still lots of snow, so we had some postholing. Didn't see a soul, except at the summit. Great views all around!
Posted Jul 21, 2012 1:57 pm

Outdooraholic#16 state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012


Awesome hike! Very steep though! Camped at the TH, hit the trail at 5:30am, reached the summit in 3 hours and 15 minutes and took 2 hours and 15 minutes back down.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Virginia14erVirginia14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012


Weather forecast was true to reports-clear all day. My wife and I could not have been more fortunate in that regard. Perfect day. Went up via Northeast ridge, spent about 30 min on summit with about 5 other 14ers, toasted with a can of coffee, then descended via East ridge, taking long way home; The Colorado trail back to original trailhead. Long, long loop, 10 hrs RT, but what a treat for our first. East ridge (South Mt Elbert Trail) would definitely be the easier route for newbies. We were there training for our Rainier summit trip in Sept. Did Bison peak the day before, and Lake Como two days later. BTW, Como mosquitos will carry you away. Just wanted to see what serious altitude is like. Totally acclimated after just 3 days in the area! Ready for Rainier!
Posted Jul 15, 2012 11:17 am

Walkoutnow#8 and first 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


A bit over 8 hrs total, including 35 min. enjoying the great views on the summit. Took north trail, luckily weather stayed away. A challenging but great day.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 8:19 pm

Tjohn67238A good long hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


Hiking up via the Southeast Ridge, we enjoyed a good, long hike. It was nearly 1 1/2 miles along the summit ridge, so we couldn't linger on the summit too long. We didn't want to be caught in a storm up there. The entire round trip, up & down, was 9 hours.
Posted Jul 7, 2012 11:16 pm

carpejFirst time a few days before Leadville 100 Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011
First Summit.. good hike!
Posted Jul 7, 2012 10:59 pm

eskimo122first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


first time in CO, first 14er.
Posted Jun 26, 2012 4:12 pm

bighornmonkeyunder 3 hours up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012


From the North trailhead. Under 3 hours up. Was back at the parking lot by noon. 14er #3 this year.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 8:08 pm

Ridgerunner755Highest mtn. for me so far!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012


We took the old mine road just before the end of the 4x4 road to the south trailhead. From the mine at the end of the road we went straight up to the ridge to S. Elbert, then on to the summit. Took this route so we could see the summit instead of taking the standard south trail, which we took back down making a nice loop. Saw a couple ptarmigan and mulies on the way. Sunny but very windy, blew off the trail a couple times. My new highest point!
Posted Jun 22, 2012 7:33 pm

Bkoziol3The top of CO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


Hiked via South TH. Being a flat lander and having only come into CO 24 hours prior, I was quite winded. Great hike with great CO friends. High Point #5. Only 45 to go! haha
Posted Jun 20, 2012 11:33 am

Brian JenkinsRoof O' Colorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

Brian Jenkins

Started up about 6:20 and summited about 11 am. Stellar day with blue skies and limitless views. Did the south route and enjoyed the 4WD road. Down in about 2.5 hrs and on to Margaritas in Dillon.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 11:18 pm

nickkarlSouth Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012


Great hike up Elbert today with my Dad. Blue bird day amazing views.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 10:11 pm

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