Great weekend in the Sawatch range. Saw a storm slam into Elbert around noon, lighting hitting all around it. It left the summit covered in snow. CRAZY!
almost didnt make it back...
Cooperating weather... can't ask for more.
First time I never saw anyone else on my 14er trail, but did share summit with someone who went up/down a different route. Neither of us encounted anyone else. Quiet day, was very nice. Getting very cold already!
Not another soul on the trail.
With Megan and Katie, both 10. Their first 14er!
Nice hike via Ellingwood Ridge
Not a drop of rain with a 70% chance. This was a great hike.
Ellingwood ridge. Parking lot to Summit in 6h30min. Down the standard route.
14er #2 this year.
Great variety of terrain, beautiful views through the entire hike!
Great day on the mountain. Climbed Solo
NW Ridge from CO-82. Nice aspens, especially across the way on Elbert and Lackawanna.
Fantastic February day and a windless summit. Spent 1.5 hours on Summit enjoying the views.
Not just a talus hump.
Clear day no wind - Standard route with Will - great day to climb a Colorado top 10
Headed that way to watch the USA pro Challenge bike race as they climbed Indy Pass. Decided to do a fourteener on the same trip, camped and the trailhead, did the peak in 5 1/2 hours then rode the bike to Independence pass to catch the KOM race.
Perfect weather. I didn't see a soul. Last register was signed two days ago. About four false summits are a challenge to morale.
Pretty nice day heading up from the West Winfield trailhead. The basin was a little boggy in the willows, but other than that pretty easy, and enjoyable hike.