Handies Peak Climber's Log

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Moogie737 - Jul 13, 2015 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Via Grizzly Gulch TH  Sucess!

#1 7-3-15. With good friends this hike made warm memories. Chilly winds above 13,600'. Tolle Gesellschaft!


RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 3, 2015 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Fun day with friends  Sucess!

Fun hike with friends from the Grizzly Gulch TH. Threatening weather chased us from the summit, but then it blew over with only a light sprinkle. Lots of mud, water, snow!


telemarkdude - Aug 30, 2014 12:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2014

Nice Easy Hike  Sucess!

Cold front came in and dropped about an inch of snow. Low clouds were so thick I couldn't see more than about 20 feet. Cold and windy.


ajberry - Jul 13, 2014 8:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014

Grizzly Gulch and round over 13,795'  Sucess!

Occasional snow squalls (interspersed with periods of sunshine). Up Grizzly Gulch, on to the ridge between Handies and Whitecross (the trail's route was rather snowed up); on to Handies; and then staying high -- 13,735 to 13,795. A tricky segment (50' of class 3 down climb on very bad rock) coming off the top of 13,795, NE. Over 13,502, and then an easy descent to Lk 13,323 via a nice, gravelly slope just beyond the 13,502 top. Made for a fine round.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:56 am

Handies  Sucess!

Three peaks in one day!

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 10:58 am

Easy hike.  Sucess!

Short hike, killer views!


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

Fog and Sunshine  Sucess!

Climbed from Grizzly Gulch (beautiful route), thick fog in the low valley and clear, sunny conditions higher up made it even better!

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Aug 5, 2013 8:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

From Grizzly Gulch   Sucess!

Nice easy hike.


jrnewmann - Jul 7, 2013 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

Grouse Gulch  Sucess!

We were on vacation in the area and decided to climb a 14er while we were there. Originally the plan was to climb Uncompahgre after driving over engineer pass but we realized near Animas Forks that the drive would be too long, so I checked the map and found the Grouse Gulch trail. We parked near Animas Forks and began to climb quite steeply for several miles, topping out on a 13000+ foot ridge, before promptly dropping 800+ feet to meet up with the American Basin Trail to the top. I believe our overall elevation gain was about 4000 feet, and it felt like it, but this is not a difficult mountain to climb. We cruised right up the American Basin Trail after joining it and summitted before 10 AM. Visibility was remarkably good, especially considering the fires going on nearby, so I was overall extremely satisfied with my first Colorado Fourteener - it certainly won't be my last! Grouse Gulch is a poor and relentless trail but I recommend it if you are looking to add a little extra challenge to your hike, and appreciate some solitude in gorgeous country along the way, we didn't see a soul until we met the main trail.

Thanks for a great time Colorado!


s_tuning@msn.com - Jan 19, 2013 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

Nice Hike with my dog  Sucess!

Very nice hike, Dog had a fantastic time playing in the lake. Wildflowers were in full bloom and the views were fantastic.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Nice day out...  Sucess!

with the wifey...

I like it on top

I like it on top - Nov 5, 2012 8:22 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012

American Basin  Sucess!

Took advantage of the lack of snow and had a great day for the beginning of November.

milan - Oct 18, 2012 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

Weekend in San Juans  Sucess!

There was awesome weather in Boulder and I was working on Saturday. At one moment, I looked out, smelled the autumn air and could not resist. I took my car, bought food, put my gear in and drove to Grizzly Gulch. The beauty was breathtaking, all aspens were golden.


cftbq - Sep 17, 2012 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

An easy one for last  Sucess!

Took the American Basin route so my wife could come along. My 54th 14er, my daughter's 53rd. Gorgeous day, absolutely incredible views.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 12, 2012 1:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

American Basin Adventure  Sucess!

Left Flagstaff at 6pm to do this. We got into Silverton around 1:45am Colorado time. We went up the wrong 110 due to a lack of map and went up to Hurricane Pass (yikes!!). Finally got up to Cinnamon Pass and to the American Basin TH by 4:15am and then just decided to go for the summit at that point. Got to the top by 6:30am and took a nap with sleeping bags in the grassy summit till 10am. The road to American Basin from Silverton is gnarly and require 4wd. We used it mulitple times. Pretty area!


Hyadventure - Jul 18, 2012 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Triumph at Last..   Sucess!

After being turned away last year by lightening at 13,600' I was anxious to conquer this litte bitch.. Via GG

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 15, 2012 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

From Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Beautiful afternoon hike. I started at 2pm and had the summit all to myself with gorgeous clouds, lighting and conditions.


alpine345 - May 17, 2012 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1993

with Becky  Sucess!

Standard route from Amer. Basin


vsand55 - May 11, 2012 9:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

Easy  Sucess!

Hiked up with Sean and Johnny.

letourneau41 - May 8, 2012 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2000

Handies  Sucess!

1st 14er

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