Huron Peak Climber's Log

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ColoradoScott - Feb 7, 2005 1:12 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: September 10, 1983  Sucess!

In the days before a true west slope trail, we followed the old jeep trail from Winfield up to the gully on the NW ridge of Browns Peak. We then climbed this gully to where the two ridges merge and then to Brown's summit. We followed the ridge south to Huron's summit. On the descent, we climbed back over Browns Peak, but then continued to the saddle just north of it. We then turned left, descending on tundra into Lulu Gulch, and then to another jeep trail to the cars at Winfield.


jratk - Nov 29, 2004 9:49 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Very hot day


mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 9:11 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 22, 2000  Sucess!

Started from the South Winfield 4WD trailhead, and did this route in under 5 hours. The CFI trail was very easy - you could have hiked this one with your hands in your pockets the whole way. We did encounter a few massive cairns along the way which seemed like overkill.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Sep 21, 2004 9:57 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge: Browns-Huron Traverse Date Climbed: September 20, 2004  Sucess!

My 13th Fourteener. Great tree color etc. in the valleys, but caught in a total whiteout on the summit with no view whatsoever. Two hours later, the sky cleared, but I was already back down at the South Winfield Trailhead. Who says it pays to start early??? :-)


sbkelley - Sep 9, 2004 12:52 am

Route Climbed: Lulu Gulch/North Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

This was definitely a climb that me and my friends winged. We set out for a nice hike in the mountains near Winfield and wound up on top of Browns Peak, looked at a map, and realized that Huron Peak was right there. So we went over and climbed it, too. Great weather and a hell of a fun day!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Aug 26, 2004 8:32 pm

Route Climbed: NW slopes Date Climbed: June 30, 2004  Sucess!

A snowy summer day.

Larry V

Larry V - Aug 25, 2004 11:40 pm

Route Climbed: northwest slopes, S. Winfield TH Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!

Second attempt, first summit. Still we had thunderstorms and a long downpour on our descent, late in the day. Probably the wettest I've been.


Andy - Aug 22, 2004 3:30 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

HIked with my dad under cool, cloudy conditions. The summit was completely socked in when we were there, depriving us of the view of the Three Apostles.


mtnhiker13 - Aug 13, 2004 9:53 am

Route Climbed: Route from Winfield Trailhead Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

What a wonderful mountain. Excellent trail work by CFI or whoever worked on it. After having done a long hike the day before, Huron was a joy to climb. We had fantastic weather - I dare say one of the nicest days we have had all climbing season.


shawniemc - Aug 9, 2004 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 3, 2004  Sucess!

My first successful 14er! A very scenic hike from top to bottom, even the 4 wheel drive approach is nice.

Hiked it from the far trailhead (due to owning a nissan sentra) making it 8 miles roundtrip.

Lost the trail at the peak making for some boulder hoping to top.


shannarae2k - Aug 9, 2004 1:43 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

GORGEOUS weather, great company. Fun mountain.


Saintgrizzly - Jul 28, 2004 2:47 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August, 1997  Sucess!

Everyone's entitled to a certain amount of error in life, and before getting this mountain, I filled my quota! Three or four years before the successful summiting date shown above, I set out on a beautiful day for a solo climb of Huron. Well, okay, admittedly I didn't exactly study the route--not the route up the mountain, the route TO the mountain--so happily oblivious to the world, took a couple wrong turns en route. Uh...wrong turns I knew nothing about. So, see, eventually it was still this stupendous day, and after working for a couple hours up this nice ridge, eventually reached that wonderful point where the view starts opening up, which in this case meant coming over what I assumed was a shoulder leading to something like a view of the peak itself. To my surprise, not only had I reached the summit of what I'd been toiling up, I was standing, admiring a view with the most definite problem that most of that view included peaks higher than the one I was on! To this day I don't know what it was I climbed. But I know what it wasn't. It was, however, a terrifically nice day.

Returned, though, in August, 1997, and in a magnificent show of map-reading ability, did the real thing with Elizabeth, who of course never doubted for a minute but that we'd make the right summit. (Okay that's enough; stop laughing, Aaron...I've suffered entirely too much as it is over this.)

P.S. The real Huron's actually a very nice peak.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 10, 2004 1:23 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 9/02  Sucess!

Climbed with Adam Roddy. This was a fun hike with great views from the summit. I did get altitude sickness on top and it made the descent miserable.

Ed F

Ed F - May 31, 2004 11:11 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route from Winfield TH Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!

Unseasonably cold day up high. A fantastic snow climb after a clear, cold night. Couldn't find a continuous snow field to the peak, but only took off the crampons at 13, 800 or so because of talus fields.

By the way, I made it up the road with a Ford Explorer in slight snow with no issues. It's not too bad if you take it slow.


f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: May/03  Sucess!

Completely off route. Fun climb though.


RyanS - Apr 12, 2004 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September 8, 2002  Sucess!

We summitted, but clouds obscured our views for most of the day. We only caught one fleeting view of the Apostles. We'll be back...


coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: SW Face From Clear Creek Date Climbed: November 4, 2001  Sucess!

This would be a great mountain to ski when the snow is right. I remember this one as a work out and one more down. If you like a lot of talus and scree then do this one in the Summer!!


hhsilleck - Jan 10, 2004 7:30 pm

Route Climbed: East basin Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Climbed solo starting at 2am for a summit at sunrise - great way to avoid the crowds!

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Oct 13, 2003 11:45 am

Route Climbed: South Winfield TH Date Climbed: July 27, 1996  Sucess!

A nice easy warm-up fourteener. A great starter peak with good camping nearby.


Helga - Sep 7, 2003 9:54 pm

Route Climbed: Winfield 4x4 Date Climbed: September 6th, 2003  Sucess!

Magnificent and easy hike! Took on trail at 5:30 with flashlight;( first ever hike in the dark) was at timberline by 6:15 and reached summit by 9:15; Cloudy, some fog, then cleared just above the peak once the summit was reached. Four people on the top, pika, marmot..... Great views of Ice Mountain, Missouri Peak, Oxford, Belford, Harvard, Yale, la Plata, Three Apostles. One very distinct " ruby red " peak in the distant South, somehow West of Yale. Can anyone tell me what that is?

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