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mebo1126Great Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013


This was my second 14er (I did Mt. Whitney a few years ago)--but even still, this was a huff! It was much steeper than I was anticipating, but the hardest part for me was the continuous false summits! Anndddd who am I kidding- the elevation was rough! Despite that, the feeling of accomplishment after summiting made it all worth while. The best part was that my boyfriend proposed on the summit :)

(#6 state high point to accomplish!)
Posted Aug 12, 2013 9:04 pm

mcmurdosoundpretty tough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013


I had a great time on the Elbert hike. we took the North Elbert trail which I thought was really tough! Especially coming from sea level. The views were amazing and we made it back to our campsite in about 8 hours. i'd say at least 50 high school cross country athletes passed us on the way up. but by stroke of luck, we shared the summit with only 3 other people! not bad for a Friday in August. Also, I proposed to my girlfriend at the top. For that reason, it will always be a special peak to me!
Posted Aug 12, 2013 8:51 pm

BadgerSummitSeekerState High Point # 25  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011


This was my first 14er and 25th HP. Half way to 50. We took the South Elbert trail up after sleeping at the TH overnight. Not exactly in the best shape but I made it up. Sure were a lot of people on the top.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 11:39 pm

OnagerNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


Made this a backpacking trip for my first 14er. Set up camp in a clear area off the North Mount Elbert Trail. Spent the night and woke up at 4:30AM to get a semi-alpine start. The weather held all weekend and was confortable with a a little layering. Once above treeline the altitude started slowing me down a bit, and the few false summits were a little disheartening. We made it to the summit around 12:00 PM. The descent was fun, and the views were incredible.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 4:18 pm

flatlander3rd SHP this summer, 1st 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013


Took the South Trail route from the upper trailhead @ 10,400'. I came from sea level and spent three days acclimating and warming up before making the ascent. I may have set the record for slowest ascent (5:50) and R/T (10:03) but it was worth it. The weather held, partly cloudy, spectacular views at the summit and all the way up. Lots of people and dogs on the trail.
Posted Jul 25, 2013 10:51 am

LadySapphira1st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2013


Went up Black Cloud trail. Took forever, I was super tired at the end. But I had been at sea level less than a week before.

Such fun!
Posted Jul 24, 2013 11:46 am

Jimmy RiversGrind up the steeper Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Jimmy Rivers

WOW! All I have to say, being from South Florida. We made it successfully, after the grinding North Elbert Trail. That's the shorter, steeper side. Started at sunrise, and made it about 4 hours later, to a crowd of 30 people on top. It was tough, as I was exhausted, and my feet were throbbing. Again, it was spectacular to be above tree line for so long. The feeling was so rewarding at the summit! I loved CO's tallest peak!

STATE HP #26. I can't stop now....
Posted Jul 22, 2013 12:14 am

THalky#26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013


Took me a long time, but I made it.
The weather held up and it was perfect, once you clear the false summits >:(
Posted Jul 15, 2013 12:12 pm

nolabreezedog park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013


so many dogs on this mountain! i loved it. wish i had mine with me.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 4:50 pm

mrs. hotovenanother highpoint marked off  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

mrs. hotoven

No mountain goats on Elbert, sad story... Fun hike with hotoven
Posted Jul 7, 2013 7:29 pm

Peakbug3rd Anniversary   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


Climbed with rkymtn and Boomer after a fun camping trip.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 4:59 pm

astroclimberFun fall climb  Sucess!


Great fall day climbing with my son
Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:34 pm

Snidely WhiplashSouth Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

Snidely Whiplash

It's an exciting thing to be able to click the "successful" box on this one. An absolutely perfect day. Not too hot, not cold, just a very slight cool breeze at the top, and stunning, perfect views in all directions. My first Fourteener since Shasta in 1996.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 8:50 pm

Hotovennice day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013


plenty of people, but a fun hike. Pretty easy depending on what route you take. Not very cloudy.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 6:33 pm

shmyers21South Trail- Steeper than it looks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013


I was looking forward to this summit, because everywhere you read, it looks like it's one of the easier state highpoints. It was much steeper than I had anticipated. I should have conditioned before attempting. None the less, good peak, great feeling, knowing that we climbed up past 14K feet. Great view from the top. Highpoint #4 for me!
Posted Jul 1, 2013 12:59 pm

MaverickMerkMt. Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012


A nice walk with great views at the top.
Posted Jun 12, 2013 8:58 pm

apachedinoBox Creek Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2013


Ascended the East ridge and then cut over ~12,600 feet to the small lake and decided to take the steepest and furthest north coulior. It was pretty fun and felt like over 50 degrees in steepness towards the top. Then continued to slog in by then softening snow to the top. Clear day with an excellent glissade back to the lake on one of the shallower couliors.
Posted Jun 5, 2013 7:36 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: South Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2013


Views were great but snow slog and subzero wind chill made the hike less enjoyable than it should have been.
Posted Jun 2, 2013 8:18 pm

jfulcherStandard rt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012


uneventful hike.
Posted May 15, 2013 7:50 am

lapotkasolo  Sucess!


great trail
Posted Apr 23, 2013 4:45 pm

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