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SnowsloggerBlack Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2001


A fun hike up and no people until the summit. Do driving up Mt.
Evans and staying in Leadville count as aid?
Posted Dec 30, 2009 4:20 pm

SenadR1st 14ener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2010


My first 14ener in Colorado, August 04, 2004
2nd summit March 21, 2010
3rd time, March 16 2014
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:14 am

PaulRomano1st 14er, 2nd State HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


Took the unrelenting NE ridge. Made a few mistakes on this one- not having warm enough clothes, and not eating until getting to the summit. Both contributed to me getting a bit of altitude sickness. Nevertheless, the summit views made up for how crappy I felt!
Posted Nov 20, 2009 7:16 pm

dancla22Good Sidetrip  Sucess!


Thought about trying to make it up for sunrise, would be a really good sunrise location if you can make it up for it. Nice views all around.
Posted Nov 11, 2009 7:54 am

ChugachManElbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2002


Sometime back in Nov 02 or 03 - first outing after knee surgery. Fun peak with DU Alpine Club.
Posted Oct 23, 2009 5:20 pm

metal4lyfincredible..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009


Posted Oct 18, 2009 6:18 am

MRoyer4Colorado Trail Side Trip  Sucess!


Took a side trip during a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail. Lots of people on the trail (I think it was a Saturday but I didn't really know what day it was).
Posted Sep 30, 2009 5:41 pm

MlaskyFirst CO 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008


This was my first CO 14er, and both my girlfriends' first 14ers ever. We did an alpine start on the best night of the Perseid meteor shower. Beautiful cloud free day, and we had a crowd free ascent. After we got to the top, about 15 or so others showed up and we met interesting people...all seemingly with more summit aspirations, as did we. One couple had just engaged. This was the first of two days of CO summits.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 9:40 pm

SpindleMy first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009


Gorgeous day. Climbed with friends Cheryl and Deborah. Started just before dawn. Had some snow, a rainbow, and some rain on the descent.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 1:06 pm

Epica7 years....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2004


When I lived in CO I always hiked up a mountain on the anniversary of my husband's death. This was the 7th year..... An amazing day!
Posted Sep 21, 2009 11:41 pm

vanman798NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009


I climbed Elbert as my hundredth distinct peak, and in the process I set a new personal height record. It's a plain mountain, but it offers wonderful views in all directions.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 11:01 am

colinpenceone of my first 14ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1991


I climbed this peak with my wife (at that time), and it was a great accomplishment.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:35 pm

ryan_txOur first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009


Climbed with 7 other friends via the northeast trail. It was the first 14er for all of us. This was my second attempt, the first being in April 2008 with snowshoes which ended up not going too well.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 4:01 pm

gimpilatorNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


I spent the night at the trailhead to enable an early start of 5 am. I passed one person and was the first on the summit from my route. It was cold and windy but very rewarding. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 12:07 am

Dartmouth HikerMy 24th state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

Dartmouth Hiker

Went with my good friend from college and native Coloradan Elise. Both coming from lowlands and being a bit out of shape, took us 6 hours to summit (via the NE ridge), reaching the top in blustery conditions and flurries. Compared to Whitney, this was a surprisingly steep trail in some places!
Posted Sep 14, 2009 2:56 pm

gulofirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


My first 14er. Climbed with my dad who was visiting from Europe. Our roundtrip time was 7 hours.
Posted Sep 11, 2009 11:54 pm

JustinShapiroSweet, cloudless, day on Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007


Awesome, easy climb. A very enjoyable day.
Posted Sep 11, 2009 9:22 pm

Sarah SimonSouth Elbert TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Sarah Simon

The colors of fall were becoming quite brilliant already this day. We got hit by a bit of graupel. Pretty typical for this time of year: Graupel and cold near the summit, heat at timberline. Partner: Extraordinarily grumpy (though loveable) husband.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 9:35 pm

mattpayne11No problemo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009


# 16 for the year - used the East Slopes Route - good fall colors were starting.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 2:01 am

PellucidWombatGetting back in shape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009


I hadn't exercised at all for the past 3 months and had gained 15 lbs while working in Qatar. This was my first outing since then, and it worked out very nicely with a 2:40 hrs summit time! Nice views from the summit.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 4:42 pm

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