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MollyLFirst Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


3rd 14er, 1st solo climb. Met lots of cool people on the trail - a special thanks to the nice couple that took a picture of me at the summit when my camera stopped working!!
Posted Jul 1, 2007 8:12 pm

scvanmS Mount Elbert Trail. 17th  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


Got number 17. Had great weather but I lived to regret my lack of pre-hike workouts. I was sore for 5 days!!! Had a great father son trip with my son CJ. We used the trail from the South East (South Mount Elbert Trailhead). I am glad we used te 4wd to cut off some of the distance.
Posted Jun 30, 2007 12:06 am

Alaska Mt ManNorth Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Alaska Mt Man

Beautiful day - little wind and blue skies (until afternoon)!
Posted Jun 29, 2007 5:57 pm

rkymtnMt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


My wife and I climbed with our dog to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was an easy hike that was perfect for the hound. The day was absolutely gorgeous with warm temps and little wind at the summit. We stayed on top for quite a while to take in the views and enjoy the morning.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 11:26 am

2skinnersHP #5 Solo Climb (2nd of 4 highpoints in 3 days)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007


This was by far my favorite of the 4 highpoints I did on my long trip. The others were New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The scenery was absolutely amazing with near perfect weather to boot.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 5:50 am

Panthera unciaStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2003

Panthera uncia

twas an enjoyable hike.
Posted Jun 17, 2007 6:44 pm

Jim CarrNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1994
Early season attempt. We were able to glissade much of the way down. Fun.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 2:44 pm

mountainloverCOEnjoyable Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


This was an enjoyable, easy walk-up with nice views of the Sawatch and Elk ranges from the summit. My only complaint would be the throngs of people streaming up and down the two main routes. Try this one on a weekday to avoid the crowds.
Posted May 25, 2007 12:41 pm

double_deuceStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006


My 1st 14er. Only 1 other hiker seen all day.
Posted May 22, 2007 3:31 am

Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005


Arrived and spent the night camped at the Twin Lakes campground near the trail head. Thunderstorms and rain much of the afternoon and evening.

Due to early morning showers, I did not begin my ascent until 10:30 AM. Climbed to 13,500 elevation as the clouds began to rebuild.

Since this was my first experience with a Colorado 14-Teener, I chose to retreat rather than risk being exposed to the danger of a summer afternoon thunder and lightening storm. It was my first and thus far only attempt at summitting Mt. Elbert.

I hope to return for another attempt and this grand old chunk of rock.
Posted May 21, 2007 3:29 pm

Peak_BaggerFun One  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002


Fun solo hike up NE ridge in summertime.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:14 pm

ProterraPeaceful climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003


Nice and peaceful after the day before... Had a beer at the summit, and took a few hits of our bong 200 feet below, away from the kiddies at the top. 9 hours RT from Twin Lakes, including some lingering at the summit.
Posted May 13, 2007 10:40 am

Scott RogersFirst Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2007

Scott Rogers

Fourth ascent of Elbert, but my first in the winter.
Posted May 7, 2007 12:43 am

Roam AroundSpring Snow Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007
Great day - spotty weather - bad at times, but we stuck it out and made it! Two friends from PA went with me - we had a great climb.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 12:31 pm

Peak_Baggera classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002


Fun and Easy
Posted Apr 17, 2007 4:55 am

cftbqNice Family Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004


My 21st 14er, and the first with 3 generations of climbers: me and my wife, our daughter, and our granddaughter, who bagged her first. Clouds threatened, but didn't really unleash anything. (I want to do it again as a run, and see how long it takes.)
Posted Apr 11, 2007 6:26 pm

bricewilsonWinter ascent of Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007


South Mt. Elbert trail (East ridge). Great weather, just a little wind. The snow softened up on the descent and we were sinking pretty deep even with snowshoes. Only saw one other person.
Posted Apr 6, 2007 10:38 pm

Mescalito345Elbert in July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1984


This was my first 14er. I'm not sure about the year, it might have been 1984 or 1985. Even though I was there in July, it was cold in the morning and some snow fell near the summit.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 11:13 pm

mow10South Slopes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1996


Easy terrain, no crowds, highly recommended.
Posted Mar 17, 2007 6:54 am

The edgeHP #40  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2003

The edge

After a failed attempt; this a perfect proof of perseverance...
Solo... to the top...
What an experience... from Twin Lakes Campground...
Second time on the top with girlfriend Anick...
Nice job girl...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:04 pm

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