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TiogaBradfordlast 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006


This was the last 14er I climbed before moving out of Colorado. I climbed it with my brother on that day, and it was his first 14er (but 12th high point).
Posted Sep 22, 2006 8:08 pm

royswkrNorth trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1991
Posted Sep 20, 2006 11:57 pm

bjd5578A snowy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2004


My 10th 14er (after I tried it and failed as my first). A light snow covered the mountains, which made the hike a tad slow, but the view from the top spectacular!
Posted Sep 14, 2006 2:59 am

TajjiGreat Day on Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


A bit steeper than anticipated, but made it in 5 hrs. Great day on the summit!
Posted Sep 7, 2006 8:23 pm

Moogie737Labor Day delight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


#1 9-4-06 With Eric and Any F., former Aconcagua hiking partners, I left the northeast TH at 5:35 a.m. Three and one half hours later I reached the summit where a grand, slightly tattered American flag was rippling in the stiff but bearable breeze. My friends arrived about half an hour later, and together we celebrated a beautiful day with about a dozen other enthusiasts including three dogs. #2 9-1-12 Mit toller Partnerin from north TH. Wind. Up & down before torrential rains "dampened" the day! Always, always do this thing early is the watch word. #3 6-24-13 Noch einmal mit toller Patnerin am Tag nach einer Besteigung des Berges Massive. Gutes Wetter.
Posted Sep 6, 2006 3:20 am

linganaSummit on the second attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


This was the second attempt on Elbert, after a winter attempt in last Nov.
Did an acclamatization hike near Aspen, from the Maroon Bells Lake to Buckskin Pass on 2nd Sept, and climbed Mt. Elbert on Sept 3rd. It was a beautiful day, a great hike, and an amazing trip, with awesome company !
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:22 pm

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

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