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UAmatt89Flatlander disease  Sucess!


Climbed this on a quick trip home to Colorado after being marooned in Greenland's snow and ice for 6 months. This left me way out of shape and the trek to the top was exhausting. My friends Dave and EJ kept berating me to keep up. Made it to the crowded summit and came down in record time.
Posted Mar 1, 2013 3:40 pm

jainman09Straight Up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005


It was a little fun (nervous!) driving the river crossing at night, but glad we did given the altitude and hike it took off the climb.
Posted Feb 25, 2013 3:07 am

cdevenney84Awesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


Great Hike
Posted Jan 21, 2013 7:09 pm

xbaghatthirteen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


Posted Jan 20, 2013 1:45 am

crazyp43elbert highpointing  Sucess!


standard route no problems the climbing gets better up on the summit cone
Posted Jan 14, 2013 12:43 pm

Fletchcouple times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010


Backside trip was a wash. Met Vince on that one. Good guy.
Posted Dec 28, 2012 1:20 pm

awhite28Elbert  Sucess!


Solo with hundreds of other people :/
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:50 pm

marilouEverybody Turned Around Except The 3 Of Us
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2012


Near white-out conditions at the summit, 70mph wind gusts, blowing snow, and the forecast just said 50% chance of rain, lol. Everybody basically turned around because they couldn't find the trail as it was covered by the snow. But, I just followed this one guy who kept going all the way to the summit. Did Wheeler Peak a couple of days before. HP #15
Posted Nov 29, 2012 11:37 pm

rasgoatNice hill  Sucess!


Pretty Hike, good views from the top.
Posted Nov 24, 2012 2:53 pm

telemarkdudeNice Hike
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1996


Fun and easy hike. Placed on my list for future ski descents.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 11:09 pm

ajberryBlack Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008


With Katie and Megan, both 11. Down via Bull Hill. A fine route.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:06 pm

DougBentonGreat hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012


very enjoyable hike in and out, great views, a little windy at times. Had a few moments alone on the summit. Could not ask for better weather in October for a hike in the high country.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 10:38 am

milan7th fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007
A nice trip to the summit of the tallest mountain in Colorado. We found a lot of mushrooms in the forest below.
Posted Oct 17, 2012 6:38 pm

mattleggettHiked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012


Hiked with a buddy I met in the Boulder Co, Hostel 2 days earlier. Great day from the NE trail head.
Posted Oct 5, 2012 2:17 am

bblack999th 14er, 4th state highpoint!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012


Extremely long day on the mountain. After fighting blisters and a lack of acclimatization plus a little icy snowpack on the upper mountain, this was a 9.5-hour marathon session! NE Ridge route has a well-defined trail, just be mentally ready for the parade of false summits and enjoy the amazing views in all directions!
Posted Oct 1, 2012 10:25 pm

ezanderFirst 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012
My husband and I, and our two black labs, Rosie and Sugar climbed Mt. Elbert today! It was a beautiful day, so we had no problems at all. Just took our time on the final two miles...short steps, and slow and steady. Glad we knew about the false summits! The downhill was almost more painful an the ascent!
Posted Sep 22, 2012 8:07 pm

e-docNE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012


Steady uphill. Pretty big crowd with beautiful weather. Some people had huge packs. A fair number small kids. Saw a marriage proposal! Heard a wedding party was up on 9/8.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 4:52 pm

GarfimiFirst 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012


Drove from Utah and slept at the trailhead in my truck Friday night. Was hoping to get up early to beat the crowds, but didn't start til 7 am. Did the NE trail. The trail was well marked. Elbert is a gentle giant and the trail had some steep section, but nothing that bad. Perfect weather. Took me 5 hours total. Beautiful area.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 11:39 pm

GregHazHighest Point in Colorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2001


First 14er for both wife and our dog.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 6:12 pm

jeffrawnGreat Day on a Great Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012


This year's Men's Mountain Encounter from Christ Church Plano (TX) targeted the highest 2 peaks in the Rockies. 29 of us set out from the upper South Elbert Trailhead just before sun-up. Once we turned off of the CO Trail and the route became steeper, we quickly broke into hiking parties based on experience and fitness level. Still far from being acclimated, I decided not to push myself too hard when I noticed I could "hear" my pulse and calculated my HR to be too high for sustained exertion. Still made it in pretty reasonable time, summiting around 10 a.m. I was pleased that over half of the men made the summit by our 1p.m. turn-around limit (first 14er for some) and that the rest had an enjoyable hike to or above treeline. 21st CO 14er for me.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 11:57 pm

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