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rpaceFrom 8900 feet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Both of my dogs (such troopers!) and myself summitted! Over 5000 feet of elevation gain, and just under 7 miles to the summit. (It did take us 6 hours...)

Looking at Mt Princeton from US 285, it sure gives you a feeling of accomplishment!
Posted Jun 16, 2007 6:44 pm

Mots010A fine day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2007


Started from the Radio towers. Hardly a cloud in the sky all day and very warm. Hung out at the summit for 1.5 hours. KirkT posted a TR on 14ers.com. The trail is mostly snow covered still. Would recommend an ice axe and safe travel techniques for avy terrain. Snow is melting FAST.
Posted May 15, 2007 9:17 am

Sarah SimonHeck, even the 4x4 is fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

Sarah Simon

Amazing mountain. Beautiful. Special.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 7:34 pm

MasonMillerbig leagues  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2001


actually had a group of friends meet us at the summit pass on the way down from the summit with mtn. bikes. Great descent, great views
Posted Mar 23, 2007 2:38 am

Greg IafelieceEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Greg Iafeliece

First one for my wife and it was perfect. Little snow close to summit but beautiful. Camped just past radio towers and hiked from there. Hiking during the week keeps the crowds away..
Posted Mar 5, 2007 5:11 pm

ppergandeEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1998


Another one of Colorado's 14ers in my back yard growing up. I made this summit several times. I've done East Slopes from the 4WD parking and the trailhead @ 8,900'. It's 13 miles from the trailhead, but that's why we are here, right. (GO BVHS class of 1998)
Posted Feb 14, 2007 11:54 pm

Anya JingleVia East Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2003

Anya Jingle

Nice views from up there, especially of Mount Antero. Our slideshow is here: Mount Princeton via East Slopes
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:35 am

boisedocmore interesting than average  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2000


Not too much effort given the road access. Still found it more interesting than several other Sawatch summits.
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:37 pm

lilmantisGood hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2006


Started just under 11,000 feet to abide by the Colorado Rule. Took my friend from Nashville along, he made it a few hundred feet below the summit before altitude got to him. Not bad considering! Great weather with the only challeng being knee deep snow in alot of spots.Makes for a sprained ankle but there was not enough snow to justify snowshoes yet.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 5:20 pm

flamethewolfnumber 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2005


Fun trip, tough route to find
Posted Oct 22, 2006 3:54 am

tjchinoStandard Route
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1996


First 14er ever! Easy walk up with a bunch of friends!
Posted Sep 11, 2006 7:53 pm

cftbq2nd time east slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


I had climbed this peak 29 Jun 2003, and went back this time to help my granddaughter get her 5th 14er. We were slow, as it was her first 14er of the year, and because snow moved in as we approached the summit. But we made it, and enjoyed a sunny afternoon.
Posted Sep 10, 2006 5:49 am

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

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