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smason505East slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1999


Climbed with my mom and dad. 1st 14er for my mom.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 6:37 pm

seth@LOKIBristlecones touched my life  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 1996


We skiied in and set up camp under a beautiful tree. I swear I felt a glow from spending time with something so old and strong.
Late climbed in summer with Ross Schnell, Dirk, Jim and Ben McClain.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 8:15 pm

jvossStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Left Radio towers at about 6am and summitted at 9:30am. Very pleasant climb. Followed the trail right on top of the ridge once we reached the saddle and it was much more solid than the lower trail.

Climb "with brace" On!
Posted Jul 25, 2006 7:40 pm

lindasyhPrinceton Road TH, Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1998


Great hike but the hot springs was a disappointment.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 10:15 pm

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Michael Hoyt

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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