Meetup.com Fierce Planet hike. We climbed Uncompahgre the day before, then camped at Grizzly Gulch. This one was a lot tougher, but the weather was almost perfect, and the views are even better than Uncompahgre. The views of Uncompahgre and The Wetterhorn are amazing! We had planned to continue along the ridge and knock off a few unnamed 13ers, but it looked a little dodgy, so we returned the way we came. The next day, we would finish off the weekend by climbing Redcloud & Sunshine.
I watched the US beat Algeria and then drove to American Basin. My noon start was the latest on any 14er. Absolutely no clouds at ALL. Two hours up.
One of - if not the - most beautiful 14er hike (from Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch).
with my mom and our dog.
Lots of wild flowers.
My first time guiding a group in the mountains...a great trail and a great day.
Climbed from American Basin with Mountain Girl. Great views!
Since we were camped by Animas Forks we decided to add another 3 miles to the hike up this mountain by taking the Grouse Gultch Trailhead. That was a mistake. Once you go up to the ridge at 13,090 you had to drop about 1000 feet into American Basin, then summit. Only take this route if your backpacking.
Climbed via the American Basin Route from the Lake San Cristobal Road. The flowers in the American Basin were astounding this time of year. The trail was in great shape although loose gravel made the final ascent to the summit a little more difficult. A great introductory hike to the San Juans.
nice hike with my son, great fourteener for families with children.
Awesome day; camped at American Basin. Several nice glissades on the way down.
Hiked up Handies via Grizzly Gulch Trail. Continued on the E ridge to UN 13,795, descended to the lake at 12,323 feet. Nice weather, great views!
5180 feet elevation gain/loss
7.5 hours CTC
Snow traverse head of American Basin
Quick run up the trail. Fun.
Very beautiful climb on the non-standard route.
First 14er, quite some time ago
Did it from American Basin, nice little hike. Wild Flowers were lovely, August 2006
After arriving in CO on the 5th and booking it to the San Juans, we made a quick ascent of Handies Peak on the 6th of July. The hike was very enjoyable, and Sloan Lake was still frozen over! Views were the best of any peak i have ever stoop on top of.
Hiked up Grizzly Gulch. Nice view of the San Juans!!
Celebrated 14er #50 for Jim and Karen with a nice loop hike. Went up Grizzly Gulch, traversed over to Whitecross and bushwacked down to the Cinnamon Pass Rd from Whitecross. American Basin side has better views.