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JCantu1044Southwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006


After several false summits, I finally reached the summit with hiking pals Phil Miller and Dan Spare in about four and one half hours. Interesting wildlife along the way included a white marmot and mountain goat. This was a much more interesting hike than doing Elbert 48 hours prior. My eighth fourteener.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 8:16 pm

illegal_smileearly am massive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


Woke at 3, headed out by 3:30, was alone on the trail for all of the way up, at the summit and partially on the way down. Beautiful sunrise, a nice trail.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 12:17 am

omahikerHalf Moon trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006


Much less crowded than Mt Elbert
Posted Jul 29, 2006 8:23 pm

seth@LOKIThe lognest and coolest Glissade run!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 1997


Very fun. Nice view of half moon lakes.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 7:41 pm

lindasyhMt Massive TH Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1997


This mountain is aptly named. Impressive, isn't it?
Posted Jul 24, 2006 10:46 pm

cftbqSW slopes, mini Massive mania  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


Climbed the southwest slopes route from the N. Halfmoon Creek TH with daughter Trish and grandson Ted. I darted ahead to tag S. Massive, and also took off northward to Massive Green as the other two began their descent from the summit. A beautiful day: running and climbing in shorts and tank top most of the day. Started at 6:40 am, summitted just before noon (the first time) back to the car at 4:00 pm. A few good pictures and 14er #26.
Posted Jul 16, 2006 3:59 am

mdavenport2All Rain Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


Climbed standard route on monsoon day. Very nice to have the summit all to ourselves. Nice climb on fantastic trail. Lots of rain and sleet.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 9:53 pm

rpaceMassive SW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


Great hike on a great trail! The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is doing outstanding work!

We went up and down on the SW Slopes Trail from N Halfmoon Creek trailhead.

An excellent day!
Posted Jul 10, 2006 7:06 pm

roozers42Route Climbed: West Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


From North Halfmoon TH. Intended to do all the 14,000+ summits, but only did "Massive Green" and Massive due to bad weather. Beautiful basin around Halfmoon Lakes, much unpleasant loose rock and scree to the North Massive saddle and then again on the descent down some other gully.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 3:48 pm

myroneFrom N. Halfmoon TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


Started up at 6:00AM with ideal weather, missed the new CFI trail and ended up around the west side and scrambling up the huge basin (not easy). I picked the right line as I reached the top about 100 yards west of the summit. Lots of people on top, spectacular views all-around, stayed about 20 mins then back down the CFI way and back to the TH at 12:10PM. My 24th 14'er and another gorgious Colorado morning. Sweet!!!
Posted Jul 4, 2006 4:19 pm

FelsbergMassive Trail
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006


A nice easy hike and my first CO peak. Some pics
Posted Jun 26, 2006 3:23 pm

ElliottDavisSW Slopes with No Pants  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004


Of all the things to forget; my pants. Yep. In the pictures, I'm the one in the long underwear.

Big Kudos to the CFI for a super-nice nice trail!
Posted Jun 26, 2006 3:01 am

GahugafugaThe Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005


Bagged all 5 14000' summits from the west side. Really easy hike except for a bit of route-finding on the descent into upper Halfmoon Creek basin. A bit of rain/snow came through later that day after we were back in camp.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 6:21 pm

thephotohikerMt Massive TH Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1997


This was one long hike. On the way up we were passed by several "youngsters", who, when we caught them on the top were quick to praise how well we "old" people were doing, then proceeded to beg Advil from us. Go figure!
Posted Jun 18, 2006 11:51 pm

ClearSkiesAheadTour De Massive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005


Hit every peak on the mountain. Fantastic climb!
Posted Apr 27, 2006 9:21 pm

apierceRoute: don't remember  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2002


My first fourteener. Having no reference point for this altitude, I thought I might die. Then I fell in love at the summit.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 5:10 am

vanhorneFrom massive trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2002


Barly anyone on the trail that day
Posted Mar 22, 2006 2:17 am

Matt ToensingMatt Toensing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

Matt Toensing

Kick ass
Posted Mar 5, 2006 5:03 pm

markhyamsE Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1996


Great fun, and a dusting of snow to boot.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:02 pm

calvin379Utterly Exhausted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004


Made it to the campground across from N Mt. Elbert Trailhead early the day before and spend a relaxing day reading and exploring my surroundings. I car-camped that night, and right after sundown, I began to hear little noises all around me. I had no idea what made them, and I imagined my car being ransacked by a rogue bear. I then saw a small, furry object dart across my windshield. I heard the mice everywhere, on the hood of my car, in the engine, and possibly in my trunk. This continued for the remainder of the night, and by around 4 AM, I had earned only about an hour of solid sleep. Frustrated, I drove to the trailhead, where I slept for about 30 minutes before my car was again besieged by rodentia. At the first disturbance, I decided to begin my hike.
The sun was just beginning to rise as I climbed above treeline. I got a feel for how absoluty HUGE Mt. Massive is. The summit ridge seemed to stretch forever. The mountain was nearly as deserted as the campsite had been; I saw only one group of two hikers the entire time. I meandered through a few hundred yards of talus and large boulders to summit under very windy conditions. I ate lunch one the summit.
It had been my plan to bag as many of Massive's summits as I could that day, but due to a nearly nonexistant night's sleep, I was too exhausted to get more than the main summit.
Posted Mar 2, 2006 1:59 am

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