14,010 ft. Huron Peak -- Started at 6:30 AM from the 4WD trailhead, ascended the standard route which started out with many switchbacks until we reached a large snow filled basin. We had a good view of the rest of the route from here. We ascended through snow up the ridge to the summit. Made summit around noon. Round trip approx 7 miles, made it back to the trailhead around 3:30PM. The snow ascent made it a much more strenuous hike than it would have been under dry summer conditions. Had amazing weather and amazing views almost all day!
1hr to treeline and 1.5hr to summit. Clouds hid the apostles plus it was dark.
Great weather, views, trail, summit. Best of the Sawatch hikes we have done. Higher clearance 2wd can make it to high TH. Forge ahead!
One of my first 14ers - Huron Peak is definitely my favorite of the "easy" 14ers!
What a great 14er. It's not overly strenuous and is very beautiful.
We started from the 4WD trailhead, which cut off 3.5 miles RT. Lots of wildflowers above treeline. About 50 feet shy of the summit, we heard our first rumble of thunder, so we only stayed on top for 3-4 pictures, and got down below the ridgeline quickly. Fortunately, the thunder died down, and we made it back down to the TH before steady rain came.
Friend drove all the way up to road so it was super short.
Up and down quickly after camping in the valley with rkymtn.
First one up and down the mountain today, of course I started at 2:30 am. My first sunrise above 14k (barely, but it counts)! Wanted to beat the oncoming thunderstorms so I decided to catch the sunrise and although it was cloudy, it was great! Woods are spooky by oneself and with no moon. The scenery on the descent was gorgeous - wildflowers are blooming everywhere! Didn't even see a single thundercloud. Guess I beat 'em!
Beautiful day & hike.
Nice, easy hike
w/ great friends...
Up the main track, and down via Browns Pk, Middle Mtn, and Lulu Gulch. Lovely day, and fine ridge.
Late start of the season without my common hiking partner who returned to Europe. From now, my fourteener progress slowed down.
Hiked up Huron using the standard trail from Winfield.
Standard Route - Great Hike
Made it to the top with very strong cold win. The views were great though!
started winter 2012 with a lovely hike up huron's west ridge. an extremely low snowpack allowed me to save 16 miles of hiking by driving to winfield. here's to a great winter!