Huron Peak Climber's Log

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dunking_deutschman

dunking_deutschman - Oct 1, 2005 2:51 pm

Route Climbed: standard route (trail) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

Wow, that 4wd road between Winfield and the signed trailhead is an adventure! What a blast. Anyway, the trail proper starts out gentle for a half mile and then must average a 25 degree incline or so after that. The trail is a marvel of sound trail construction. By far the best steep trail I have ever had the pleasure to climb. It will remain in great shape for decades if not longer, except for the very top, which has some stretches of very shallow and slippery scree. The views are quite impressive for a Sawatch 14er and the hike is divided into 3 or 4 unique and distinct sections that keep it interesting.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:10 pm

Route Climbed: standard/sw slopes to Winfield Date Climbed: July 16, 2004  Sucess!

Spectacular views of the Apostles, fun route-finding on descent, saw a mountain lion during off-trail traverse back to trail

km_donovan

km_donovan - Sep 16, 2005 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!

Got the 4WD parking at 10,600 ft. on the same day that I did La Plata. The sky was clear so I went late and was on the summit at around 7 pm and back down around 9:15.

chef007

chef007 - Sep 2, 2005 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: standard-winfield start Date Climbed: Aug. 21 2005  Sucess!

Great views from the summit even though I got snowed on a little bit.

doumall

doumall - Aug 29, 2005 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Standard with descent into Apostle Basin Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Took a few first timers for my 72nd trip to 14k. Nice day and good views in the Apostle basin. Saw lots of goats on the south ridge.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:17 am

Route Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: September '04`

Nice hike, great scenery. Hiked with Jason Kelley.

Reclimbed standard route with my boys, Nicholas and Benjamin August 1, 2014. Great day, a little drizzly, even a few flakes on top. Not bad for August!

cftbq

cftbq - Aug 22, 2005 3:03 pm

Route Climbed: west face from S. Winfield TH Date Climbed: 21 Aug 2005  Sucess!

A leisurely climb with the family: my wife Suzanne (#11 for her), daughter Trish (#16), granddaughter Amber (#4), and grandson Ted. Ted's first fourteener. A surprisingly beautiful summit, and not really very crowded for an August Sunday! Grapple fell, but we had glorious sunshine on the summit.

shanrickv

shanrickv - Aug 8, 2005 8:30 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 7, 2005  Sucess!

Great day in the mountains with Alan, Shari, Nora and most importantly, my son JP. It was his first 14er and he did it in grand style. As always, I am very proud of him.

dp

dp - Aug 7, 2005 8:26 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest slopes from S Winfield Trailhead Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!

Started at the bottom of the 4WD road (there is no way on earth that my car could make it up that road). This is an "easy"14'er that I did with Spencer the Mountain Dog (his 8th 14'er summit, 9th 14'er attempt). I was surprised that we had the summit to ourselves on a pleasant Sunday in August. About 5:25 round trip from the car (4:10 from the "real" trailhead) on the most beautifully maintained trail- this would be perfect for a trail run if I was in a bit better shape!.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:12 pm

Route Climbed: NW slopes Date Climbed: Aug. 7th 2003  Sucess!

Quick and easy hike. Fun.

jnoffsinger

jnoffsinger - Jul 17, 2005 10:58 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

This was the easiest of the four 14er I hiked in the Sawatch Range this week. Number 12 on the 14er list. Summited with my hiking cousin, Shane and Trent. Somebody should have been taking tickets on top. There were 17 bodies on the summit.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Jul 14, 2005 10:22 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

I'm not sure what I was happier about, summiting Mt Huron in two hours or not having to drive down Chaffee 390 in order to get to another 14er! This was an easy and very fun hike. I would recommend it to anyone!

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:21 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: May, 15 2004  Sucess!

14th 14er!

mntnplay

mntnplay - Jul 10, 2005 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 10 July 2005  Sucess!

Be sure to stay right at all turns as you drive the 4WD trail from Winthrop. Ascent from 4WD closure. Dry all the way to the top. Amazing views of Ice Mtn -- there's a tantalizing couliour leading to the tippy-top over there....

belexes

belexes - Jul 5, 2005 11:54 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!

I started out from Winfield on the North Ridge route (route 12.2 in Roach's guidebook), but instead of going east into Lulu Gulch, I continued south into the Banker Mine drainage, for my Trails Illustrated map shows a primitive trail continuing on to the main Huron Peak trail. What a mistake! The jeep trail peters out, so I had to climb directly up the hill and over to Browns Peak. Then I traversed over to Huron and then headed back down via the standard route. It was a very tiring day, but what the hell, it builds character and all that.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 20, 2005 1:21 pm

Route Climbed: NW Slopes Date Climbed: 6/19/05  Sucess!

Another nice CFI. Very mellow 14er in my opinion.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Jun 19, 2005 8:37 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: 19 Jun 2005  Sucess!

Started from the 4WD closure - took only 1hr 40min to make the summit. Mostly snow free above treeline, although there is a long crossing of a snowfield that softens up quite a bit during the day. Got to do a nice glissade down one of the upper snowfields though -that was a lot of fun! The Apostles looked stunning (and very snow - covered!)

Natasha

Natasha - Jun 13, 2005 5:31 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Browns-Huron Traverse...sort of Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!

In near white out conditions, we somehow (and don't ask me how) ended up making a big arc around the other side of Brown's (ON a ridge, explain that one) and ended up summitting another 13er. The other 13er was similar in height as Brown's so, we shrugged, called it good, and headed over to Huron. Then in the still near white-out conditions, with a few high winds thrown in, we summitted Huron. Views were nonexistent, but it was still pretty awesome. Snowed most of the way down, saw an elk and a few other forest creatures. All in all a great day,...confusing, but a great day!

eggheadsherpa

eggheadsherpa - Jun 9, 2005 1:24 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes From Clear Creek 4x4 Date Climbed: 8/21/04  Sucess!

Easy climb....summited in two hours

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - May 30, 2005 9:17 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Route Climbed: North Ridge: Browns-Huron Traverse Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Oops! Be sure you know your directions when looking at pictures of mountains so as to summit the right one first...

While taking a "breather" just above the saddle between Huron & Browns (next to Huron), I noticed Roache's picture of Huron... and then thought I was next to Brown's.... I didn't really care to "bag" Brown's, so I headed over to what I thought was Huron.... Yeah, I bagged Brown's, then headed BACK over to bag Huron (Huron's summit can not be seen until you reach the top). Oh well! 2 summit's in a day, not half bad.

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