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HostilejimOver Spalding  Sucess!


climbed from Summit Lake, over spalding to he summit.
Posted Jul 31, 2010 10:23 am

strudolyubovFrom Bierstadt via Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Traversed from Bierstadt via Sawtooth: nice solid rock, lots of exposure if you trying to stay on the ridge proper. Scrambled along Mt. Evans West Ridge over a couple of false summits before arriving on the crowded summit. Nice scrambling, good weather, stunning views!
Posted Jul 11, 2010 3:15 pm

DayHikerJrEvans  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010
I hiked up the trail a bit, but nap time and high elevation made me sleepy, so Daddy carried me the rest of the way to the top.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 5:32 pm

Day HikerEvans  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Day Hiker

Hey, when you guys summit Mount Shasta, do you start at the Pacific coast, at sea level? Do you start closer to the mountain, at 3500 feet, in the town of Mount Shasta? Or do you DRIVE UP AS FAR AS YOU CAN, to Bunny Flat (or whatever trailhead), and start from there?

How about Mount Whitney? Do you start hiking in Lone Pine, at 3700 feet? Or do you DRIVE UP AS FAR AS YOU CAN and then start hiking from there?

How about Longs Peak? From Estes Park? From Loveland? From the Atlantic Ocean? Or how about DRIVING UP AS FAR AS YOU CAN and then start hiking from there?

So the same goes for Mount Evans.

The exercise one gets from starting at a lower point is worthwhile for sure, and obviously if you started at the lower point, your summit achievement is more of an accomplishment than that of someone who hiked from a higher trailhead. But if I'm going to get exercise from a mountain-wilderness-hiking experience, I would prefer to get it on a trail that doesn't take you to a parking lot full of cars and people who drove up. If you can drive up, I would prefer to do it that way, because it seems rather unsatisfying to hike to a place you can drive a car.

So here are my Evans summits, from the 14150-foot trailhead, of course:
13 July 1997.
03 July 2010: With DayHikerJr, who hiked up part of the way before I had to carry him. I guess unacclimatized 2-year-olds can get sleepy at 14000 feet, especially around midday nap time. We were on a cross-country trip, returning to Nevada after spending a couple of weeks below 1000 feet in Michigan.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 5:27 pm

kteichertFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010


The air is THIN up there!! This is the highest I've ever been and my 11,000' pace is not the same as my 14,000' pace. Especially after you eat Frosted Mini Wheats for breakfast. And keeping up with the last 2 posts..... Ugh.
Posted Jun 27, 2010 6:25 pm

seanoSawtooth from Bierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010


Some guy on the summit asked his friend if the register canister was a time capsule. Ugh. Trip report
Posted Jun 10, 2010 6:51 pm

theREALCarpeDMGuanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Slogged through the willows on this one. Ugh!
Posted Apr 8, 2010 5:59 pm

utclimberFrom Guanella Pass  Sucess!
From Guanella Pass TH, I hiked up Gray Wolf Peak, then traversed over to Spalding, and then on to Evans. Lots of willows.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:16 pm

stinkycheezman33First taste of 14,000'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009


First day in Colorado headed up this guy...almost killed me for lack of oxygen, but it was great!
Posted Feb 23, 2010 10:21 am

AlikaSawtooth at Night!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009


Left Guanella Pass at 9:35 PM, got to the summit at 11:30 PM. The moon was so bright that we kept the headlamps in the packs. Tried to catch some Z's on the summit, but it was kinda chilly, so we continued to Evans via Sawtooth. Back at the TH at 6:35 am. Looong trip, especially with no sleep!
Posted Jan 23, 2010 2:04 am

JB99Better with family  Sucess!


Climbed it with my Pops. All the people up top and the road tend to ruin it a little for me otherwise.
Posted Dec 9, 2009 4:40 pm

SenadRGuanella pas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009


1st time August 18, 2009
2nd time May 26, 2013
3rd time May 24, 2014
Posted Nov 23, 2009 11:51 pm

Darren914er spree  Sucess!


Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree
Posted Nov 7, 2009 1:03 am

ChugachManA few times
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2002


A few different times via a few different ways with DU alpine club starting in '02. Fun place.
Posted Oct 23, 2009 5:23 pm

Spindlenice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009


From Summit Lake via Mt.Spalding. Gorgeous cloudless sunny day. Two F-16 fighters flew by at eye level while we were sitting on the summit.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 1:17 pm

Brian KaletAscended Five Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Brian Kalet

8/24/03 Road
7/11/04 Sawtooth Ridge from Mount Bierstadt
9/20/09 Northwest Ridge from Mount Spaulding
6/26/10 With Mount Warren & Rogers Peak
6/05/11 With Epaulet Mountain, "Epaulie" & Rosalie Peak
Posted Sep 21, 2009 10:59 am

Sarah SimonFrom Summit Lake with Mount Spalding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Sarah Simon

We enjoyed crisp, beautiful fall weather today. Best of all, the short route and later season (later/lesser storm threat) meant we didn't have to start hiking in the dark. Yeah! The south side of this route was more fun and scenic than anticipated. Partner: Husband.
Posted Sep 19, 2009 8:10 pm

Ken DammenEvans/Bierstadt   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009

Ken Dammen

I climbed Evans via East Ridge route up to Bierstadt and the across the Sawtooth Ridge. Snow made the Sawtooth Ridge a little more challenging and potentially dangerous. But we took our time and made it across safely. There were very few people out there due to the snow storm. Fun day.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 12:19 pm

redsplashman23First Fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009


Hiked Mt. Evans from Summit Lake Via Mt. Spalding. I was the only one hiking up on that route. There were 2 people hiking down from Evans as I started up the ridge from Spalding.

This was my 1st 14er I've hiked. (I don't count taking the train to the top of Pikes Peak, or driving up the road to Evans)
Posted Sep 6, 2009 11:14 am

McCannsterEvans at 3AM!?!?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


Night hike, from Bierstadt via the Sawtooth. By the time we reached the West Ridge at around 2am, fatigue had set in, and the going was tough. The summit of Evans had a great view of Denver city lights. Started hallucinating things on the way down. Got back to Guanella Pass at about 6:30 am and slept for 4 hours in the car. Fun sufferfest!
Posted Sep 5, 2009 3:11 pm

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