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wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 15, 1970  Sucess!


Climbed Elbert for the first time with my son Patrick. He was just 7 at the time and never made it all the way to the summit. He waited for me on the trail and everybody who I saw told me how he was doing.
Posted Jun 17, 2002 7:24 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Echo Canyon Date Climbed: August 25, 2001  Sucess!
Not much of a trail in parts. Lots of false summits. A good workout that day!
Posted Jun 17, 2002 10:41 am

trillianRoute Climbed: North Date Climbed: May 26 2002  Sucess!
A nice hike at high altitude!
Posted Jun 4, 2002 2:36 pm

coloradoclimberRoute Climbed: 10.2 East Ridge Date Climbed: 7-15-94  Sucess!


long climb, great views though.
Posted May 28, 2002 4:43 pm

phillinleyRoute Climbed: North Elbert Trail Date Climbed: May 22, 2002  Sucess!


Extremely cold day for May that started out with an hour or so of snow showers in the wee hours of the morning. Heavy winds kept the afternoon stormsto the north. Still plenty enough snow for a nice snow slide back down on my cafeteria tray. If I had a chance to do it again, I'd take the Halfmoon trail since it is shorter and just as easy of a route.
Posted May 24, 2002 6:08 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: Aug 16 2001  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

2nd summit of Nolan's 14. Steve Simmons was about an hour behind and most other runners were ahead. We climbed the NW ridge, 3000 ft. in 1 mile, descended over Bull Hill to Echo Canyon. On to La Plata.
Posted May 17, 2002 4:38 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


Tried to solo Mt. Elbert, but there were way too many interesting people on the trail. Only Grays, Longs, and Whitney have been as crowded in my experience. So I gave up and enjoyed the social mtn. hike. Pretty big old pile of stones Elbert is.
Posted Apr 2, 2002 6:42 am

tedde1Route Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 3, 2000  Sucess!
Great hike,
Posted Mar 27, 2002 12:57 pm

steve simmonsRoute Climbed: straight up from the nw Date Climbed: aug. 16th, '01  Sucess!

steve simmons

2:00 summit, sunny and windy and chilly!

Praise GOD!!!
Posted Jan 3, 2002 4:24 pm

tjburrRoute Climbed: Echo Canyon Date Climbed: 07/10/1988  Sucess!


Climbed with Sean McHugh (now deceased). Most memorable moments included hiking through the largest patch of Columbine I've ever seen; passing by some old mine structures; and climbing in weather that included rain, sleet, snow and hail at different times during our hike. It was nice to get to the top of the highest peak in Colorado. TJ Burr, Author of "Rocky Mountain Adventure Collection" available through www.bn.com.
Posted Dec 29, 2001 7:00 pm

naderRoute Climbed: Lakeview Campground Mt. Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!


1st 14er Summit!
Posted Dec 26, 2001 4:39 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: Halfmoon Date Climbed: April 1997  Sucess!


Great time and a pretty long day, snow shoe on, snow shoes off. Almost proposed to my exgirlfriend on that summit, WHEW that was close!
Posted Nov 28, 2001 11:53 am

xskier77Route Climbed: Halfmoon Trailhead Date Climbed: Sometime between 1996-1998  Sucess!


This was my first fourteener. I went solo and took 4 hours to summit and 3 hours to get back to the car. I must've done this hike in the late summer during the week because I don't recall seeing a single person and the photos I have show a decent amount of snow on surrounding mountains.
Posted Nov 13, 2001 12:51 am

steelemanRoute Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!


Great views, great weather. Very popular and crowded due to its status as highest in colorado.
Posted Oct 28, 2001 5:18 pm

Paul BurkholderRoute Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 9/24/2000  Sucess!

Paul Burkholder

2 inches of snow at 10,500' about 6" at the summit. Beautiful views. This could be a very enjoyable winter ski trip. Easy walk for such a big mountain.
Posted Oct 25, 2001 7:05 pm

mwalker2Route Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 2/2/01  Sucess!


Nice day - yes, a hailstorm, a little rain, a little clouds, a little sun, but this is Colroado after all. Easy climb to a crowded top - nice way to end the summer.
Posted Sep 3, 2001 5:58 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!


Great Hike to the highest point in Colorado.
Posted Aug 21, 2001 3:38 pm

dbutlerRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 8/13/01  Sucess!
This was a relatively easy hike. Enjoy the view at the top!
Posted Aug 20, 2001 9:02 am

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 8/1/94  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Great hike...nice and gradual from the Southern approach.
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:22 am

SwenGollyRoute Climbed: Elbert trail Date Climbed: 8/30/00  Sucess!
A flatlander Hoosier summits his first 14er, accompanied by college-student son. Next to watching his birth, it's the neatest thing I've ever done. This year, it's Mt. Massive. I figure at this rate, I'll do all Colorado's 14ers by age 103.
Posted Aug 4, 2001 7:18 am

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