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BigRobFrom towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Late start almost cost me the summit. I stood at the memorial for the lightning victum and pondered whether I had time to summit or not. It did make me think twice.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 7:57 pm

thebeave7Grouse Gulch/NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008


Ascended Grouse Gulch to the SW ridge, then dropped off the NE ridge into Maxwell Gulch, my 4th and final 14er of Nolans 2008.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 10:38 am

lanagordonKnee burner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008


Great hike. Not crazy about the last 1,000 feet.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 12:05 am

mdavenport2Radio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


You get great cell phone reception at the radio towers. Great place to park in case you have car trouble or get stuck after the climb.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 8:51 am

peakrat76East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1987


Solo with a full moon. Arrived on the summit just at sunrise.
Posted Jun 6, 2008 3:24 pm

Kenneth.aloneLong for a kid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1999
hiked this thing alone from Frontier at age 14! whew! i was tired but proud as ever!
Posted Mar 27, 2008 1:59 pm

heather14An Epic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008


This turned out to be an epic winter climb!
Posted Mar 9, 2008 12:19 pm

MountainHikerCOThird time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004


This was my third time climbing Princeton. We again hiked the road.
Posted Feb 10, 2008 2:21 pm

MountainHikerCOHiked the road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1991


This was my first climb of Princeton. I hiked the road from Young Life Youth Camp parking lot.
Posted Feb 10, 2008 2:19 pm

tomlaurenSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2006


Hiked the Southwest Ridge from Grouse Canyon Trailhead. It was very cold and windy - the batteries in my camera died. I couldn't see clearly for several hours after this hike due to the wind. This was my second time on Princeton's summit. The first was via the Mount Princeton Road from the radio towers a year earlier with my sister-in-law Kristy and father-in-law Steve.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 10:47 pm

chobbsYoung Life Chalet
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007


Spent the night in the chalet that Young Life runs at the end of the 4WD road. Awesome amenity.

Drove up there just to spend the night on a cross country drive. We had to hit the road early the next morning and didn't have time to summit, but on a morning walk I came face to face with a mountain goat in the fog. Awesome experience, but I gotta get back there to actually summit it!
Posted Nov 30, 2007 4:16 am

alpspitzeNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1991


Made it to the radio towers with my rental compact and Started from there.
Perfect Weather.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 9:01 am

hans.schenkMy 3rd 14er  Sucess!


Climbed this with Mike Mills in August 2000. We were staying nearby and had a few hours to kill. We drove up to 11,000 ft. and hoofed to the top and back in no time at all. The weather was perfect!
Posted Sep 23, 2007 4:13 pm

mnicholsLate day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Got out to Mt Princeton kind of late, had to go back to the little town store to grab some sunblock. Went up alone, ran back down when I saw on the summit that some dark clouds were coming in. Probably the fastest 5300ft I've ever lost while on foot! Started raining once I started up the car, talk about luck.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 3:55 pm

wlstoneLonely times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Enjoyed a lonely summit for a lonnnng time today....and left right before the gaggle showed up
Posted Sep 8, 2007 10:11 pm

HylianHero#25  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


We drove up to the radio towers and hiked from there. There were gliders all over the place and one flew so close that those of us on the summit could see the pilot sitting in the cockpit. Frightening but amazing. Great views.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:21 pm

ouray19Princeton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


The first time I tried this mountain I followed a group of people up the wrong trail and ended up having a "learning experience." The second time I tried, found the right trail and succeeded!
Posted Aug 19, 2007 12:03 pm

pittbrownievia the Radio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Not a bad hike. If you're going, might as well follow the dirt road to the end and summit Tigger Peak on the way.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 7:50 pm

jeffrawnStandard Route from Radio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Least favorite 14er so far - carrying a camera was almost a waste, except to get shots of my fellow hikers. Trail (and road) to around 12,700' is good. Lots of talus and scree from that point to the summit. Threatened rain all day (7AM-2PM), but held off till we got in the car!
Posted Aug 10, 2007 1:32 pm

utesrocky top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1998
least favorite part was all the rocks at the top- tricky when wet
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:08 pm

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