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ericdMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006


My Frontier flight landed at Denver around 9am, drove to North trailhead arriving at 1pm, started climb with hopes of dry skies, on top 3.5hrs later with incredible views! On the decent, altitude adjustment from living at sea level started catching up, got a nice headache, but worth it.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 5:52 am

tcisgrayMount Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006
Left the south trailhead at 7:00 a.m. Very nice weather at the lower level of the mountain. At 13,000 feet it was very cold, rainy and windy. Kept going. Reached the summit at 11:00 a.m. Beautiful, sunny weather at the top.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 12:56 am

Holsti97South Mt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006


Started hiking at 5:45 AM with my son Ryan. Hiked through aspen forest, then through evergreens, and then above treeline. There was some fresh snow above treeline and over 6 inches near the summit. Very pretty. Nearby mountains were white with snow. Reached the summit at 10:45 AM (Ryan at 9:50). Very cold and windy at the top. Met 4 others at the summit at about the same time (3 from the North Mt. Elbert Trail). Met several hikers on the way down, but it really wasn't that crowded. It was my first time in Colorado and I really enjoyed the scenery in the state. Leadville, Twin Lakes, and Granite are cool towns. Had filet mignon at Quincy's in Leadville. Excellent. HP #20.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 4:58 pm

Xtreme532Road trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2003


Road trip from Atlanta to Mt. Elbert with my friends. Great time, and a good first 14'er
Posted Aug 14, 2006 8:47 pm

osatrikElbert 2-day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1986


With daughter Vanessa, we camped in a meadow at 10000. This was number 14 of my 49 state high points. It was Vanessa's first overnight on a mountain higher than 10,000 feet. She eventually did 39 state highpoints.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 8:02 pm

Poor ClimberSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

Poor Climber

Beautiful hike through the aspens, on a beautifuly warm day!
Posted Aug 10, 2006 6:02 pm

fox5659Mt Elbert 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006


Summitted the day after my 50th birthday. Thanks to everyone on top for the rousing "Happy Birthday". That was fun.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 8:38 pm

gwave47Number 10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006


Highpoint Number 10 was a success via the North Elbert Trail
Posted Aug 9, 2006 3:59 am

RenardoSummit with my wife  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2004


This was my wife's second mountain ever, after topping out on Democrat a couple days earlier. We drove up the 2 miles to the real trailhead to avoid the extra hike.
Posted Aug 6, 2006 9:28 pm

bmcnary1From north trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Pretty easy hike. Contrary to many others, we saw maybe only 20 people the whole day.
Posted Aug 6, 2006 12:56 am

sdhagerRoute Climbed: Black Cloud TH


Crowded!! Saw 50 people on the summit, 0 on Black Cloud. Lame summit view
Posted Aug 5, 2006 9:12 pm

JCantu1044East Slope via S. Elbert TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


I reached the summit with hiking pals, Phil Miller and Dan Spare in about three and a half hours. Beautiful weather encouraged the long walk to the top with at least 50 people at the summit. My 7th fourteener.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 8:14 pm

ClearSkiesAheadFrom North Halfmoon Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


Beautiful Day. Way too many people though.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 11:04 pm

illegal_smileelbert mc elbert.`  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


great hike up, not quite as easy as i thought it would be but definately fun. Nothing technical, just some hills :)
Posted Jul 31, 2006 12:20 am

Brandon FullerHighest Around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Brandon Fuller

Went up via South Elbert Trail. Hail on the way down.
Posted Jul 29, 2006 12:11 am

sskeepElbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006


Great day on a great mountain. Started to rain just as we hit the tree line on the way down. Darryl
Posted Jul 27, 2006 1:45 am

lindasyhSouth Mt Elbert TH Ascend E Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1998


Easiest 14er I've done - total walk-up ... not that I'm complaining!
Posted Jul 24, 2006 10:44 pm

seth@LOKIFrom Blackcloud Gulch
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1996


Posted Jul 21, 2006 3:28 am

musicmountaingreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006


We had the summit to ourselves. Great climb (see trip report)
Posted Jul 18, 2006 4:11 am

pittbrownieNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


Great roadtrip out to Leadville with a hike up the northeast ridge.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 6:41 pm

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