Mount Elbert Climber's Log
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|jrf||Route Climbed: North Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 9, 2003|
|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 Neugebauer||Route Climbed: North Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 22 May 2000|
|My first 14er|
|Posted Aug 30, 2003 9:51 am|
|eurobeer||Route Climbed: Mount Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: July 12, 2003|
|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|
|adriandk||Route Climbed: North route Date Climbed: August 15, 2003|
|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|
|kcmule||Route Climbed: North Elbert Trail Date Climbed: Sunday Aug 10, 2003|
|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_runkle||Route Climbed: Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 21, 2003|
|Pretty descent, easy hike. 9 solid miles.|
|Posted Jul 30, 2003 7:02 pm|
|grandwazoo||Route Climbed: North approach Date Climbed: 5-14-2003|
|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|
|flyinghighpete||Route Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 22, 2003|
|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|
|dk77||Route Climbed: Twin lakes Date Climbed: 7/27/03|
|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|
|robtvahle||Route Climbed: North Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July, 23,2003|
|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 Styrnol||Route Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 4 Jul 2003|
|Myself and 3 others made the summit.|
|Posted Jul 8, 2003 5:22 pm|
|TexasClimber||Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge II, Class 1 Date Climbed: July 4, 2003|
|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|
|ogonzoo||Route Climbed: Mount Elbert Trail (east side) Date Climbed: June 7, 2003|
|We came, we camped, we conquered, we went home. I will post some pictures.|
|Posted Jun 27, 2003 3:24 pm|
|cruzit||Route Climbed: South Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2003|
|Wonderful hike with a great group of people.|
|Posted Jun 20, 2003 7:54 pm|
|Alan Ellis||Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2003|
|What a great day. Perfect weather with new-found friends.|
|Posted Jun 19, 2003 5:25 pm|
|Peak Freak||Route Climbed: South Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2003|
|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|
|mtnhiker13||Route Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: June 14, 2003|
|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|
|sdwest||Route Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 7, 2003|
|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 Ellis||Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 08-20-2000|
|Easy hike. First 14er!|
|Posted Jun 5, 2003 8:13 pm|
|big_g||Route Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 01 June 2003 |
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2003
|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|