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jrfRoute Climbed: North Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

jrf

Started about 5:30am and reached the summit about 9:30. Got chased off the summit by a towering nasty looking thunderhead to the south which thankfully didn't do much. Got back to the car about 11:15am.



Nice hike on a mostly good trail. Lots and lots and lots of people. Lots of false summits as well which makes you think you'll never get to the actual summit.



Posted Aug 30, 2003 7:29 pm

Brice NeugebauerRoute Climbed: North Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 22 May 2000  Sucess!

Brice Neugebauer

My first 14er
Posted Aug 30, 2003 9:51 am

eurobeerRoute Climbed: Mount Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: July 12, 2003  Sucess!
The hike was awesome. This was our first 14er this year, and was an excellent experience. Camped the night before and hit the trail at 5:30am. Finished at 12:30pm, 7 hours round-trip.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 10:02 am

adriandkRoute Climbed: North route Date Climbed: August 15, 2003  Sucess!

adriandk

Started at 4:05 am - had tea at at 6:20, 12'00 feet and watched an awsome sunrise over the FrontRange. Was at the top at 7:40 and spent about an hour chatting and enoying the view. Was back at the trailhead at about 12. Awsome hike ! Nice to be on top of Colorado.
Posted Aug 18, 2003 11:38 am

kcmuleRoute Climbed: North Elbert Trail Date Climbed: Sunday Aug 10, 2003  Sucess!

kcmule

Good, solid workout with the elevation gain starting below treeline and continuing pretty much for the rest of the hike save for one short spot. Climbed with compadre Andy in preparation for a Longs attempt next week. Rewarding views and a pretty interesting summit. Definitely a mountain to respect during inclement weather.
Posted Aug 12, 2003 6:35 pm

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 21, 2003  Sucess!

rob_runkle

Pretty descent, easy hike. 9 solid miles.
Posted Jul 30, 2003 7:02 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: North approach Date Climbed: 5-14-2003  Sucess!

grandwazoo

Left Salt Lake City at 1:00 am on the 14th and hit the trail head around 9:00 am. Had perfect weather for the entire hike up and back. Made the summit before noon and back to the car by 2:00 pm. Post holing in the deep snow slowed progress and made it a bit harder than it should have been. The views were perfect from all points of the hike.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 7:54 am

flyinghighpeteRoute Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 22, 2003  Sucess!

flyinghighpete

My friend and I left Denver at 7 AM, leaving a little later than we expected, but by 13:30 we were on the summit! The hike was awesome, but coming down seemed 10 times harder than going up.
Posted Jul 28, 2003 4:19 pm

dk77Route Climbed: Twin lakes Date Climbed: 7/27/03  Sucess!

dk77

Sweet climb....me and 2 of my best friends backpacked in to about treeline, after we all agreed that i would wake everyone up at 3 am we all passed out....well i guess i slept right through my alarm cuz i didnt wake up till 5 am but all was well we go to the summit about 7am. it was a bit windy but a beautiful view..i will post pics soon
Posted Jul 28, 2003 10:58 am

robtvahleRoute Climbed: North Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July, 23,2003  Sucess!

robtvahle

Lighting was my constant companion. I know it was stupid, but I had to chance lighting in order to peak.

I waited two hours at the treeline for one storm to pass.

Lots of sunshine, rain, hail, sheet and high winds.

Scenary is awesome.

A very, very strenous hike for a 270 pound man who lives at 700 feet.

But, it was an endeavor I'll remember all my life.

Of course if it was easy, then everybody would do it.
Posted Jul 26, 2003 10:47 pm

John StyrnolRoute Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 4 Jul 2003  Sucess!

John Styrnol

Myself and 3 others made the summit.
Posted Jul 8, 2003 5:22 pm

TexasClimberRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge II, Class 1 Date Climbed: July 4, 2003  Sucess!

TexasClimber

Myself, my girlfriend and a coworker and her husband spent July 4, 2003 climbing (or should I say hiking) Elbert. We also rafted the Arkansas to top off the weekend and spent some time in Breckenridge. Elbert afforded great views and some good nap time at the summit. What a crowd up there!
Posted Jul 7, 2003 10:24 pm

ogonzooRoute Climbed: Mount Elbert Trail (east side) Date Climbed: June 7, 2003  Sucess!

ogonzoo

We came, we camped, we conquered, we went home. I will post some pictures.
Posted Jun 27, 2003 3:24 pm

cruzitRoute Climbed: South Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

cruzit

Wonderful hike with a great group of people.
Posted Jun 20, 2003 7:54 pm

Alan EllisRoute Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

Alan Ellis

What a great day. Perfect weather with new-found friends.
Posted Jun 19, 2003 5:25 pm

Peak FreakRoute Climbed: South Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

Peak Freak

Eight of us climbed together as part of the SummitPost Rockies Reunion. It was great to meet and develop camaraderie among fellow SummitPost members. The weather was beautiful. The hike was short, easy & very enjoyable. A fabulous day one of a two-day climbing weekend.
Posted Jun 19, 2003 2:05 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

Joined fellow climbers from SP, Allan and Jackie, Katie and Andrew, Eileen, Syd and Aaron! We had a wonderful day - great weather and a great climb of the mountain. Thoroughly enjoyable from all aspects.
Posted Jun 18, 2003 6:15 pm

sdwestRoute Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 7, 2003  Sucess!
Left the 4x4 parking area around 11:00 and arrived about 3.5 hours later on top. Very windy; some snow pack on top. Saw a marmot sharing the summitt; fantastic views. 2.5 hours back down. Worse for the wear on the way down! First 14er. Looking forward to another trip up the mountain.
Posted Jun 17, 2003 5:29 pm

Alan EllisRoute Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 08-20-2000  Sucess!

Alan Ellis

Easy hike. First 14er!
Posted Jun 5, 2003 8:13 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 01 June 2003  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2003

big_g

Got the big one! Number 20 (of CO's 14ers) for me.

Left at 4 am from the 4x4 parking and made it to the summit at 08:30. The clouds had parted early in the dawn but started returning. No views from the summit and by the time I was back down to 13,500 there was driving snow.

3 others camped at the 4x4 trailhead had to turn back. Made for great stories around the campfire down below.
Posted Jun 1, 2003 6:28 pm

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