Finally, I summited my first 14er. Man, it felt great. It was a beautiful day. No clouds, and we could see forever. Fun scramble at the end, at least for me.
My first 14er back when I was about 8 or 9, have climbed it 2 more times since then from different trailheads.
... day for a hike. Slight wind, just enough to keep cool. Started to get busy later in the morning, with trucks and hikers. Went with Dave from 14ers.com, and were met by Piker and Sean after a few minutes at the summit. All descended together and had burgers in BV to celebrate.
Hiked from the base of the jeep trail, which made for a very long day (14 mile round trip according to GPS). Thick clouds surrounded the summit, so views were minimal from the top. The jeep trail made the long hike easy at least.
On a funny note, my climber partner had an arm in a cast. Not too good for balance, but we hit the summit.
Nice summer day, no wind, steady stream of climbers. Many rock hounds looking for gems.
Rotten snow, a broken ski binding, and a bad weather report didn't keep us from the summit. Awesome day.
Against all odds, crzyjt and I skied, bootpacked, postholed and occasionally groveled our way to the summit on a winter day that was forecast to be horrendous. But fate smiled upon us with clear skies for the entire ascent. And then she smiled even more with an incredible snow squall during our descent that turned our ski descent from an icy death luge into a creamy powder feast.
After doing Princeton five weeks earlier, daughter Trisha and I continued through the southern Sawatch. We drove to the creek crossing at approx. 10,850 ft., and had an easy 7 hour RT. With a decent early start (6 am) we had the summit all to ourselves at about 9 am. My 18th 14er.
Walk the road if you want this one to count.
A windy, but nice day otherwise. The slideshow from our hike up there is here: Mount Antero hike
If you have a 4wd this can be pretty quick
#25. Almost half-way there!
Fun walk up with great friends! My son's very first!
Needed a break after grinding up Shavano yesterday, so drove the 4-Runner up Antero to the ridge at about 12,500 after the switchbacks. (Those switchbacks are NOT for the faint of heart). Ran into a pack of feral Jeep geeks who thumbed their noses at me, too cool. Saw a heard of goats up close at the start of the class 2 hike. The hike to the top was easy and fun.
Rode a motorcycle up snow past Baldwin Creek
Very busy mountain ... there were even 4-wheelers up high. I'd rather hike.
What a hike! Knocked it out in 5 hours car to car. Did it with my bud, John Morehead (his first 14er!) and he even had a pulled hamstring! Got down and out of the storms just in time.
Started up at 7:03AM from just below treeline, reached an empty summit at 8:56 via the road and up & across the ridge. Beautiful wildflowers all the way to the ridge. Signed the summit log, took several pix, above the clouds stayed on top about 25mins, back down by 10:56. My 23rd 14'er on this beautiful morning.........sweet!!!
Driving back from the trailhead proved to be more exciting than the hike. We met a 4-wheel drive caravan coming up the mountain at a place where the "road" was only 1 narrow lane wide. Talk about fun. My wife had to close her eyes while we passed each other!