I am from the mid-west and Huron was my first climb and first time ever in Colorado. I was completely unprepared for the wind, cold, and altitude. I'm sad to say I turned back just below the false summit.
Poor snow on approach, poor snow above treeline, but great views! The 4X4 trail was very muddy and made for some extra fun.
Came up Lulu Gulch and over Browns Peak with Kapelmuur. Great route, great views and no people until we hit the summit of Huron.
First time on the summit of a high peak. This really set a fire under me.
Summited North Ridge after hitting Brown's from Lulu Gulch.
Rough 4WD approach. Went with Kevin, a Maine flatlander, but he did great. Got a little off route in 8" of wet snow, but made the summit.
Over 3400 feet of elevation gain in 3.4 miles. Great Views from the summit.
Wonderful bluebird day for a mountain hike. Huron probably has the best summit view that I have ever experienced! I think that I was able to see all the way to the San Juans!
Climbed with Dave B., his second time up. Absolutely spectacular views!
Good weather, lots of marmots.
What pretty peak with bomber views from the summit! I really like the wide, green bowl between treeline and talus.
The views from the summit are simply amazing.
Did Browns in conjunction. Climbed with Mike Vetter. Trip report available at http://www.100summits.com/trip-reports
Spent a stunning morning climbing Huron with Matt Payne from 100summits.com. Took in views of the 3 apostles, then traversed to Browns Peak. Didn't feel so hot due to lack of good conditioning, but made it up and down without any real issues. Trip report: http://intheexpanse.com/mountaineering/huron-browns-june-2010
second 14er :)
I attempted Huron with my hiking partners Sandy, Bill and David. This was my second time on this peak. It was very windy up above the basin, and the summit was socked in for most of the day. The pace was very slow. A winter storm was going to roll in later in the day. We were about 400-500 feet below the summit when the clock struck 12:30 and we decided to turn back. This was the first time I had to turn back on a 14er.
My first 14er done successfully. I'm proud of myself! I'm still out of shape, and perhaps I was not prepared for it, yet my determination helped me make it. More will come soon!
Another gorgeous Colorado day, beautiful aspen, easy trail.
After killing myself this summer training for the Imogene Pass Run, enjoyed this one as a fun hike/run. 93 minutes up, 48 minutes down. The trail's in wonderful shape. Whoever put the steps in at around 12,300' is a master. Beautiful October morning.