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argothorMixed feelings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2005


Elbert was the first 14er I did solo or without my faithful companion, Odin, my Golden Retriever who joined me for 17 14er summits. It felt strange hiking without him.
Posted Oct 5, 2007 7:06 pm

cdickinsonearly snowstorm
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007
Stopped short at 13650 ft. 1/2 mile below summit due to hiking solo and snow on trail at 11:30 AM. Felt fine, but better safe than sorry. Will have to come back and do it again next year.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 6:29 pm

alpspitzeFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1991


This was my first time to any kind of elevation. Went from RI to Leadville the day before.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 9:19 am

Boriss AndeanMount Elbert. Colorado's highest point!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004

Boriss Andean

Started at 5:00 am from the TH. Easy hike all the way up to the snow covered summit. Got to the top just on time. It started thundering 15 minutes after I reached back timberline.

Mount Elbert (4,399 m/14,433 ft).

My 1st HP.!
Posted Sep 24, 2007 9:18 pm

HylianHero#3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1999


I climbed this with my Boy Scout Troop from Lakewood. Didn't feel good all day and ended up throwing up on the way down. It was like a highway all day going up and down, but a very nice route. Extremely easy.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 1:25 am

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


This was my first 14er. Hiked it with my brother using the South Mt Elbert trail. It was a fun hike, but had a lot of vertical.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 11:19 pm

RedwicGreat Summit Climb!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007


I highly recommend this hike. The weather, as I anticipated, was unpredictable. I wanted to start pre-dawn, to possibly see the sunrise from the summit, but lightning storms lit up the night sky like a laser show (so I waited until dawn to begin). In between periods of beautiful blue sky & sun, I encountered several rain drizzles & three hailstorms before reaching the summit... which then had a new weather system to greet me with approximate 20-30 MPH winds. Great scenery all along the North Elbert Trail, especially along the Northeast Ridge.
Posted Sep 9, 2007 11:22 pm

Bark EaterBlackhawk helicopters on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1999

Bark Eater

Had a spectacular hike up via the North trail while acclimating for the Leadville - Mosquito Marathon. We were greeted by three Army Blackhawk helicopters near the summit. Quite the strange spectacle!
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:37 pm

surgentSouth route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1995


Came up from the south. Had no one on the trail the whole way up or down... great hike! Only saw others when I got to summit, then it was a party.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:49 pm

Mots010Southeast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Not much to say about this mountain. Lots of people at the summit. Nice day.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 2:41 pm

matt81Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


Northeast Ridge alone on top.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:36 pm

whaynalMy New High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007


Climbed via the North Elbert Trail. Met a horse up there (and rider) who came up via the South. Quite unexpected.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 12:20 am

ouray19Mt. Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005


Used the South Elbert Trail. Great day, great hike.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 8:33 pm

lasvegaswraithAre you guys sure?!?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003


Via the North Route. Hit the trail early to avoid the t-storms late morning. Fabulous view, but man it feels like there's about 20 mountains higher when you look around.
Posted Aug 17, 2007 7:01 pm

GeorgeJamesNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Left the North Trailhead at 8am, met up with the mob at the top at about 11. Later start than I would have liked, but the weather was fantastic so it didn't matter too much.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 3:43 pm

StarManPerfectly Clear Day!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005


via the North Trail
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:28 pm

chilkootNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


After a soaking rain dropped several inches overnight at the Elbert Creek Campground, the day cleared out enough that we had no problem making the summit in about 2 1/2 hours. Great views of Mt. Massive, which we climbed the next day. Lots of people on top, but all great folks.
My 2nd 14er and 38th state highpoint!
Posted Aug 6, 2007 11:41 pm

utesbeautiful in the summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1998
I remember seeing lots of wildflowers
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:03 pm

LonePeakFreakMt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Ignored the weather reports and drove to Colorado anyway, turned out to be just fine. Stayed at the Leadville Hostel and ate the best prime rib of my life at Quincy's. My first Colorado 14er!
Posted Jul 31, 2007 12:41 pm

I like it on topStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005

I like it on top

Great day for a climb. First summit with Cops on top. Very fulfilling.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 4:51 pm

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