Handies Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 204

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.


IdahoSummits - Aug 31, 2005 10:10 am

Route Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: 8/10/2005  Sucess!

Just followed the tourist route without incident. After summiting, we headed over and climbed Whitecross Mountain, which was interesting.


ktimm - Aug 24, 2005 12:17 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: 08/20/2005  Sucess!

Nice hike, nice view, busy trail


JCantu1044 - Aug 22, 2005 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Our men’s group from Pinon Hills Community Church, Farmington, New Mexico, reached the summit on the morning of August 20, 2005. The members of the party included: Phil Miller, Jathan Cantu, Sterg Katirgis, Todd Schauer, Eber Crossley, Lee and Tyler (8 yrs. old) Cothern, and Richard Menning. Wayne Oberg reached his highest hiking elevation to date (approx. 12,900’) along with buddy, Chris Booth, who had previously reached the summit. Overcast skies turned clear briefly while on the summit as we all took pictures and met many others also enjoying the views. The well marked trail provided a fairly easy hike for a 14er, even though the last part was quite steep. Light sleet followed us down to the trailhead along with one attention getting lightning--thunder clap. All made it back tired, satisfied and completely enchanted by the beauty of the American Basin.


brianhughes - Aug 19, 2005 12:43 am

Route Climbed: from American Basin Trailhead Date Climbed: July 7th, 2005  Sucess!

Excellent day hike. Did Redcloud and Sunshine the previous day.


shanahan96 - Aug 14, 2005 4:54 pm

three different ways  Sucess!

3/19/13- winter summit with matt via boulder gulch. the normal avalanche trap wasn't present and made for safe, efficient travel to reach the southeast ridge. felt really good to get this summit!

6/2/07- hiked the south ridge after couloir climbing on american. nice, long glissades down the west face got us back to the car quickly.

7/9/05- a spectaular valley. i'm not a big flower person but this is a great hike to view flowers. summit is great, no civlization in sight. excellent, fast glissade off the east face.



Andy - Aug 1, 2005 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

I climbed it the day after my Sundog-Sunshine-Redcloud loop. Two hours up and one and a half hours down. I thought American Basin was absolutely spectacular!


Cortez - Jul 25, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!

What a beautiful mountain! We climbed it on a wonderful day, The wildflowers were spectacular. The trail was easy to follow & well maintained.

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Steve Color


Viewing: 1-20 of 204
Return to 'Handies Peak' main page