Handies Peak Climber's Log

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djilk - Aug 28, 2006 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

Awesome views  Sucess!

Awesome views - beautiful basin - driving to and from Lake City took as long as the entire hike!


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1992

2X  Sucess!

Love it . I like the Grizzly creek round trip! American Basin is grat to look at though and someday I'd like to ski those coolies.

bklowe - Jul 5, 2006 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Route Climbed: American Basin  Sucess!

Beautiful hike through American Basin. Had the summit to ourselves for a few minutes. On the descent, went over and climbed Pt. 13,688 to get another perspective of Handies. Nice hike on a gorgeous morning!


bvandenzen - Jul 5, 2006 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Route Climbed: American Basin  Sucess!

Left at 4:30 AM so we could shoot sunset at Sloan Lake (see picture to be posted shortly in image gallery). Beautiful morning. Great hike to the top from Sloan Lake. Enjoyed the clear view (except for a fire in the Uncompaghre Wilderness) from the top for nearly an hour. Tundra in full bloom near the top. First, but not our last, 14er!


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Route Climbed: Grizzley Gulch  Sucess!

Traversed the ridge over to Whitecross Mt. The changing rock on the way over to Whitecross was fascinating. If I were a marmot, I think this would be a great basin to live in!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 8, 2006 2:47 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

North Ridge (ascent), East Face (descent)  Sucess!

From Whitecross. Skied from the summit!


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005

Gotta Love the San Juans  Sucess!

Slogged up the grizzly gulch since we were camped there after tackling Redcloud and Sunshine the day before. Descended the American Basin. What a beautiful place!


km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 11:48 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2003

Lot o' Snow  Sucess!

Used snowshoes and crampons...very high on the fun meter!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 5, 2006 3:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1969

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

A friendly 14'er.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1998

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Uneventful hike up this beautiful valley.


benjohnson - Feb 16, 2006 12:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005

Full Moon!  Sucess!

Incredible sunrise from above American Basin. Moon, lake, colored sky, and all.


Kiefer - Jan 28, 2006 1:32 am

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

American Basin, what can you say? Absolutely beautiful!!! Remote and no people! One of the most beautiful places I've seen in Colorado.

Had the basin and mountain all to myself.

Quite a bit snow.


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:26 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: September 8, 2005  Sucess!

Started from beautiful American Basin. Great views all around.


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:51 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin trail Date Climbed: 10-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/handies_peak

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 9:41 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!

awesome views the whole way

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Sep 13, 2005 12:49 pm

Route Climbed: G.G Up, A.B down Date Climbed: September 9, 2005  Sucess!

Fun hike with nice views.

Stillatit - Sep 12, 2005 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

First 14er for our teenager son and daughter & son's friend. Beautiful day. Awesome views. Odd seeing deer so high above timberline!


samajax - Sep 12, 2005 1:50 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: 25Aug99  Sucess!

Short and sweet. Good views. This was the start of completing the Lake City five. If you are a flatlander(TX) like me, this is a good one to start on.


tdoughty - Sep 5, 2005 2:15 pm

Route Climbed: West trail Date Climbed: Sept '02  Sucess!

First on summit. Great views. With my "Bro" Paul Dowdy.


alpspitze - Sep 1, 2005 3:03 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

On our way from Lake City to Silverton via Cinnamon Pass, my family didn't mind hanging out in the basin while I enjoyed this nice hike. 1:22 to the top.

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