March climb of Mount Elbert
Posted by bpetnoi on Feb 23, 2009
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Date: On Mar 8, 2009
Location: Colorado, United States
City or Place: Mount Elbert Trail
Skill Level: Beginner
Partner Status: Will accept Partners
plan to climb Mount Elbert this coming March 8th 2009. My wife and I will attempt to climb Elbert on snow shoes up to tree line where we hope the wind has blown most of the snow away. Will approach from the Twin Lakes trail head. Called rangers and they advise this is the best road and trail head in the winter. Round trip is about 18 miles. Will start very early in the morning before the snow on the lower slopes in the trees begins to melt off the crust.
Any one interested in joining please contact me at
or call me M_F 8-5 at 307-233-6625
climbed to date:
Gannett (twice and will be going again this coming July 8th)
Longs Peak (once)
Rainier (half way, blown off due to storm)
Kings Peak (once)
Age 56 and slow but steady. also very careful and don't take chances with climbing or weather.
"Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of."
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