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eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

eggheadsherpa

Beautiful weather in the morning, headed up the E slopes. Attain the ridge as soon as possible to avoid slick scree/dirt on the trail if you climb up the E face of Princeton. Storms rolled in around 11:30-12.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 5:57 pm

pjenson05Talus all around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

pjenson05

Gained the Southern Ridge as soon as we could. Good day to climb.
Posted Jul 11, 2006 5:13 pm

rleclairRainy Summit Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

rleclair

While most of Colorado was getting its first soaking of precipitation in what seems like years, my hiking partner and I were heading to Buena Vista to hike Mt. Princeton. Roach has a fine writeup about the road conditions up to the trailhead - fortunately the CRV handled everything up until the last 1/2 mile and then it was time to park it. The trailhead is pretty obvious with a 3-4 foot cairn that directs the hiker up a steep hillside to the contouring trail. The weather conditions was a mix of light rain that didn't require jackets until we got the SE ridgeline. From there, the wind driven rain required Gore-Tex. The hike up was uneventful and it was encouraging to see other crazy people out in the elements for a hike. Actually, I kind of enjoyed it as it kept the mountain pretty empty. We summited in 2.5 hours and stayed on top for 15 minutes to rest and eat. Temperature was about 38 degrees and precip was a "wintry mix." Again, I'm still surprised to see hikers wearing blue jeans and camo (cotton) jackets while it's raining and cold, but it happens everytime. After a short rest, we returned on the same route and headed into downtown Buena Vista for some good grub! All in all a great (rainy) day on Princeton!
Posted Jul 11, 2006 3:53 am

scvanmEvening Summit of Princeton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

scvanm

Started at 3:30PM because of a flat tire. It took us 6 hours round trip. First 14er for my yellow lab Reuben. Second for my 11 year old son Paul..he did awesome.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 3:15 am

GahugafugaSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Gahugafuga

Routefinding below treeline was painful.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 7:04 pm

thephotohikerPrinceton Road TH, Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1998

thephotohiker

A fun hike with the trail to ourselves. The only problem was when returning to the car, we discovered the electronic door-opener whould not work since we were parked so close to the radio/cell/telephone towers. Fortunately we had a hidden key attached to the frame of the vehicle.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 12:22 am

srclimb1Mount Princeton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

srclimb1

Perfect weather. Started out at 5:45am at the standard TH(8,900').
4hrs. to summit, sunny & warm on the summit, easy 60 degrees, low wind. 8hrs. total, no snow & low traffic. Incredible views of Antero & BV.
Posted Jun 13, 2006 2:43 am

crzyjtStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2006

crzyjt

We were going to park at the radio towers, but a tree was down in the road, so we parked just below the towers. Clouds all morning, dark and ominous, but no lightning. The summit was sacked in when we got on it around 10am. Took some pictures braved the 50+mph winds and decended. Clouds broke and the sun came out right as we hiked back over Tigger's ridge and back to the road. Some luck...
Posted May 23, 2006 11:03 pm

chicagotransplantRoad Warrior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

chicagotransplant

Climbed the entire road from 8900' yesterday, thats a lot of vertical! Its worth it, I'm training for Rainier. First one to summit for the day, there is almost zero snow remaining on this peak, just a few patches as you traverse below "Tigger".
Posted May 22, 2006 3:02 pm

royswkrDrive to 11,200  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1999
Walked out with some slow hikers
Posted May 10, 2006 9:32 pm

ClearSkiesAheadFrom the Mt. Princeton Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2003

ClearSkiesAhead

Nice leisurely hike. Very nice views of the Arkansas valley below.
Posted Apr 27, 2006 9:14 pm

James CNear Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

James C

Great way to spend Easter 2006. THe climb was long and draining in the snow, but the summit was well worth it. The road is open to the radio towers.
Posted Apr 17, 2006 11:17 pm

km_donovanMount Princeton Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2002

km_donovan

I had drove to the Lucky Mine about a half-mile above the trail to Mount Princeton. It actually turned out not to be such a bad thing since I was able to start off walking downhill and get my legs warmed up.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 1:43 pm

apierceRpute: East Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2003

apierce

My second fourteener. Loved the rocks.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 5:15 am

Mountain JimThe East Slopes all the way from the Mount Princeton Hot Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1967

Mountain Jim

We climbed before the road was open to the public. The summit register was charred from a lightning strike.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 7:28 pm

markhyamsE Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 1995

markhyams

We walked all the way up the road and camped out near 12,000 feet, and fought 70mph winds at the top. Mountain was dry, even though it was late November.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:18 pm

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: East Slopes  Sucess!

RMdaytripsgrl

Sometime in 10/2002 with a group of friends from the radio towers 4WD parking. The drive up was tougher for some than the hike...A beautiful day.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 4:11 am

foreverwildGreat August Day  Sucess!

foreverwild

Climbed with a friend for his first from the 2WD, turns out he didn't bring two of the nalgenes I gave him thus resulting in a long waterless hike for me, turned around to do Kit Carson the next day, 26 miles + 12,000 ft < 36 hours = a bit tired.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 12:42 am

KieferRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

Kiefer

I had to park far below due to my little sports car wouldn't fare too well higher up :o)

It was dreadfully HOT. The hottest day I've hiked in by far. By the time I was half way up, I was down to just my shorts and shoes.

I had to bum a ride down with some girls in their jeep (I wasn't complaining!) because I just couldn't handle that distance with the heat.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 5:17 pm

barrattRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 7/23/05  Sucess!

barratt

1st hike of the year along with King Tone and Ef. Car camped on Mt. Princeton road. Not a hard hike from where we started, they both smoked on the way up!
Posted Jan 19, 2006 9:26 pm

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