with the wifey...
Took advantage of the lack of snow and had a great day for the beginning of November.
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.
Took the American Basin route so my wife could come along. My 54th 14er, my daughter's 53rd. Gorgeous day, absolutely incredible views.
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!
After being turned away last year by lightening at 13,600' I was anxious to conquer this litte bitch.. Via GG
Beautiful afternoon hike. I started at 2pm and had the summit all to myself with gorgeous clouds, lighting and conditions.
Standard route from Amer. Basin
Hiked up with Sean and Johnny.
Approached from Grouse Gulch. Got a summit ski descent all the way back to the truck.
After making it to the creek crossing near the TH with some careful driving in my compact, I hiked up the easy trail to the summit. A cold storm was approaching from the south and I got snowed on about halfway down. Saw ptarmigan along the trail.
7/3/05 - East Ridge from Grizzly Gulch
11/3/07 - From Boulder Gulch. Climbed with two neighboring 13ers to the east (13,795 and "Campbell Creek Peak").
12/29/11 - Winter ascent of south ridge via Boulder Gulch from Cataract Gulch TH (winter closure).
1/24/15 - Winter ascent up Boulder Gulch again, this time via east ridge in slightly drier conditions. Traversed to UN 13,795 afterwards.
Follow up after an Uncompahgre repeat. An easily obtained summit in good conditions with spectacular views of the grenadiers to the south.
Perfect morning outing up Grizzly side. Wildflowers going off! With Eric n Lily.
with philmont kids in 2002, we went straight up from the parking lot, probably class 2...san juans, the most beautiful CO range. would like to tag it again on the hardrock 100 soon...
Climbed with my Father
One of my favorites.
Fun hike. Two guys enjoying Coors Original at the summit helped us point out other familiar 14ers. Didn't stay too long, as thunderstorms loomed.