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


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

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


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

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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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


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

tonybell1Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Hiked up with my son Ryan.
Posted May 28, 2003 7:36 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!


The memory that I have about Elbert was that there were a ton of people on this hike. Don't climb Elbert looking for solitude. I also remember a few false summits along the Northeast Ridge Route that deflated my enthusiasm. Hey, it's the highest peak in Co., so I guess you have to hike it. I'm glad I didit back in the day for i would have trouble getting up for this type of hike.
Posted May 27, 2003 7:11 pm

skibum7732Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge(I) Date Climbed: Aug.05, 2001  Sucess!
2nd 14'er. Climbed with Jennifer, Chris, and Jason(brother at age 14). The accent took 5 hrs and descent took 2 1/2 hrs. Rain and lightning before we made treeline on descent... and idiots still heading up as we hurry down.
Posted May 17, 2003 10:10 pm

chefpriscillaRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert trail via 24 Date Climbed: 16 march 2003  Sucess!
This was my very first mountain!
Posted Mar 19, 2003 10:39 pm

chef007Route Climbed: mt. Elbert trail from 24 Date Climbed: 16 march 2003  Sucess!


It was 12 hours of pain, agony and a bunch of great views, but it was all worth it.

If you climb this mountain please sign my summit stick.
Posted Mar 17, 2003 7:08 am

DigglerRoute Climbed: either South Halfmoon Creek or NE Ridge Date Climbed: summer, 1991(?)  Sucess!


My first 14er, done with my dad, when my family went up to Leadville one summer when I was a kid. The mountain that started my mountaineering obsession, I guess you could say. Not exactly sure which route we took. I remember that we parked at the same place the next day when we went up Mt. Massive. I remember there was great weather, it was a great day, and I'm really glad I was able to do it with my Dad.
Posted Mar 11, 2003 9:41 am

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