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ChaddBraggQuick Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006
Fun, quick loop from Summit Lake.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 6:51 pm

PapaBanucciClimbed with 9 Year Old Daughter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006


My daughter took an hour nap at the summit. Stayed at summit two hours. Lots and lots of loud people at the top who drove up. In fact the low point at the high point was listening to someone's car alarm going off. Not too serene... Fourth 14er for me, 2nd for her and her favorite stuffed animal, Polo bear.
Posted Jul 16, 2006 10:43 pm

ElliottDavisSunny and warm with chance of Goats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2004


I met a bunch of goats and summited in a t-shirt with wintery views all around. What more could I ask for, eh?
Posted Jun 26, 2006 4:01 am

Gahugafuga3rd time was the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005


Took me three attempts to finally get up Evans. Climbed from Guanella Pass - west ridge via Bierstadt/Sawtooth. Got onto the ridge and started dealing with strong, frigid winds. Not fun but a summit nonetheless. Descended in snow showers at 10AM.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 6:26 pm

Michael HoytSummit Lake TH, Ascend NE Ridge, Descend NW Ridge to TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1998

Michael Hoyt

A fun scramble, both up and down. Big billy goats laying about on the rock ledges.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 12:58 am

jratk4th times a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005


Finally decided to try a summer ascent, 4th times a charm. Did the Sawtooth ridge, good fun
Posted Jun 13, 2006 3:47 am

pittbrownieSummit Lake/Evans/Spalding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


From Summit Lake to Evans to Spalding and back to the lake. Great hike, most of it well above 13000 feet. Nice day too, and it wasn't too crowded.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 12:07 am

tombaldwinSawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006


The sawtooth is an amazing traverse, but the elevation kicked my butt during the last mile or so to Evans. We ended up walking down the road and getting a ride to Idaho springs from a friendly couple who had hiked the cirque that day (thanks!). Pictures from the traverse are at http://www.flitterbick.net/photo/tripsandevents/sawtooth/ .
Posted Jun 8, 2006 4:30 am

brentonjweaverOnly climbers at the top  Sucess!


There was a circus at the top, and I think that we were the only climbers...
Posted May 30, 2006 7:48 pm

srclimb1Mt. Evans  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2006


Great day for a bike ride. Started in Idaho Springs at 8:30am. Hit the summit at 12:30. Went from sunshine to snow in 15 minutes. Took 1 hr. to get down. Great day!
Posted May 23, 2006 1:05 am

ClearSkiesAheadSawtooth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2004


The sawtooth rocks.
Posted Apr 27, 2006 9:28 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: Sawtooth Ridge Date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2003


I absolute loved the Sawtooth, very high on the fun meter. I got a laugh the fat guy in North Face gear that “climbed” from the parking lot. Lots of Mountain Goats in the area. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.
Posted Apr 23, 2006 12:40 pm

apierceRoute: North Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2003


With Torreys. Gorgeous day. Felt like home. Lots of wildflowers!
Posted Apr 7, 2006 5:05 am

apierceRoute: West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005


Awesome hike: hitched a ride down via Mount Evans road due to severe weather.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 5:03 am

Mountain JimFrom Summit Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1967

Mountain Jim

Hiked up & down in a snowstorm.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 3:33 am

hawkmanroute: sawtooth from Bierstadt  Sucess!


Loved the Sawtooth, long walk back through the reeds trying to beat the incoming weather.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 5:36 pm

Matt Toensingmatt  Sucess!

Matt Toensing

Awesome view. Pretty easy. I hate all the bastards that drive up it.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 5:06 pm

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: Summit Ridge from Summit Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2001


Our first 14er! With husband and sister. We had only been living in Colorado for a few weeks at this point. Went around summit ridge from Summit Lake and descended NE face. I guess I have to go back and climb this one the "real" way one of these days, since this is only about 1,800 vert.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 2:59 am

foreverwildvia Echo Lake


Hiked with a group via Echo Lake on a plesant late August day, most of them had a few too many beers the night before to get up early, but a few of us enjoyed the beautiful hike and descended via one of the class three variations for some added fun.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 7:16 pm

KieferRoute Climbed: Not Listed Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


I parked at Summit lake and walked around the lake to the other side. I found a couloir almost half way between Evans and Spalding, closer to Evans and climbed up that and gained the ridge probably 300-400 meters away from Evans. It was my first experience in a couloir (other than the trough-which I was quite used to). very windy on top.

Came straight down the east slope and picked up the road. Not too many people
Posted Jan 24, 2006 2:39 pm

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