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.
GORGEOUS weather, great company. Fun mountain.
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.
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.
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.
Completely off route. Fun climb though.
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...
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!!
Climbed solo starting at 2am for a summit at sunrise - great way to avoid the crowds!
A nice easy warm-up fourteener. A great starter peak with good camping nearby.
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?
Beautiful easy hike on a great trail. Only about 7 other people on the mountain in total which made it even better. Reached the summit in about 3 1/2 hours from the lower 2wd trailhead. Great weather the whole way.
Drove up to the end of the 4WD road from Winfield. A truly beautiful day, stayed on the summit for about 1 1/2 hours. Well maintained trail.
This day I wanted to do two fourteeners in one day so the plan was to do La Plata first then go back down to the trailhead then do Huron.
When I got to Winfield which is the trailhead for both fourteeners La Plata already had clouds lingering around it so I decided to do Huron first via the LuLu Gulch approach which ascends Browns Peak first (13,500’) then a fun ridge walk to Huron then going down the Huron trail.
The way down was pretty uneventful. Back at the car it was about 2:00 the people I was talking to on top were parked right next to me having some beers and lunch. I sat and had a couple of beers with them and talked. I told them that I wanted to do La Plata also, but the clouds were really getting dark and there was no chance that I was going to attempt it. After they left I was sitting in my car to see what the weather was going to do and all of the sudden at about 3:00 o’clock the clouds left the area and it was sunny.
So I went for it. I had about three hours to get to the summit so I would be back at the car by dark. I was really moving passing people on their way down. Once at timberline the clouds were approaching again, and they were building. So at 13,000 feet I sat down and ate a sandwich and waited to see what the weather was going to do. After a half hour the clouds weren’t getting any better and I couldn’t see anyone in the area, I was all alone and I didn’t want to get stuck on the summit in a storm so decided that this was going to be it for the day and went back down.
Nice easy hike. Storm chased us down, but we waited it out...
I had a cheapie 3 cylinder Daewoo rent car so I started from the South Winfield TH. ( I should have looked under the hood- I didnt even know they made 3 cylinder cars- but thats what they said at the rental agency) A halfway decent car could have made it up the road a bit further. The road hike to the 4WD TH was quite easy and enjoyable as there were many fine scenic vistas and campsites along the way. The climb itself was rather easy and uneventful. We got an early start (6 AM- just after daybreak) so no weather problems. A fun climb!
Made it and tried to ski but the snow was nowhere near compacted enough. Got some glissades in and a short ski run. Buried myself headfirst a few times for my trouble. Cool summit cornice.
I climbed this one in the fog and missed out on the famous views. A very nice trail.
Something different. Came up from Cloyses Lake and returned via Winfield. Nice loop.
Very easy climb the weather was perfect