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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

1mverticalRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005  Sucess!

1mvertical

High winds, lot's of deep powder snow early in the year. Climbed from the radio towers. Caution should be take on later ascents of this route due to avalanche potential. Several steep gullies were filling with deep snow by late October.
Posted Jan 6, 2006 1:21 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: via Southwest Ridge from Grouse Canyon Trailhead Date Climbed: August 13th, 2003  Sucess!

Livelife4Summits

I had to go out of my way and the find "the road less traveled" and thus I was in a remote canyon camping in the brush all alone. So it was to no surprise that I had a hard time finding a "path" the next morning as this barely used approach proved impossible to find. Not to mention, cairns being built in different directions by all kinds of previous climbers who decided to make their routes, the trail to take. Thus I was forced to pretty much go as high as I could and keep on moving until I couldn't go no more. After reaching Point 13,971 as shown on my topo, I was on the right track and had an easy time getting to the summit.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 2:59 am

LSRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 29-aug-2005  Sucess!

LS

See the trip report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_princeton
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:27 pm

whatisisRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: August 18, 2004  Sucess!

whatisis

Made it to the top just as a storm came through. Took one picture and headed down (quickly).
Posted Nov 4, 2005 5:49 pm

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