Walked up the trail to the Audubon summit with the intention of traversing over to Paiute, but the weather was no good and I headed down. I enjoyed the views of the surrounding peaks, though.
Hiked up the eastern slope on a sunny day. Sure a good way to escape the near 100 degrees in Denver. Headed over to the saddle to do Paiute as well but the weather turned so we dropped down to Blue Lake.
Beautiful Blue sky, perfect day to summit a mountain. Highly enjoyed this peak. My second Indian Peak.
Used this as a test piece before attempting to climb one of the mighty 14ers. For me, its where the obsession began.
Peaceful hike until the scramble. Winds were amazing. I had to stay on all fours to keep from blowing away!
We summitted Audubon and then scurried back down the trail in heavy rain with hail mixed in, along with really loud thunder.
Did a solo climb many years ago. Windy day. Climbed again in 2004 with wife. Did "Notabon" (12706) on the way up.
Wife, dog and I. Standard route of Audubon, East Ridge to Paiute.
Great hike! Plenty of fun talus towards the top and excellent views of Long Peak and the surrounding Indian peaks.
Don't ask the exact date because I don't remember but July '05 was the last time attempt, I ran into a nasty thunderstorm this time around but there was several other times that I did make it. I just can't keep track any more
Nice solo hike, fun little class 3 section. It clouded up pretty quickly and prevented a traverse over to Paiute Pk.
Fun climb up the Southeast Ridge route. Then we went over to Pauite afterwards. The 3rd class ridge was some fun climbing.
100 degrees on the plains, but long-sleeve weather on the top at 8 a.m. Short-cutting the snow bowl on the E didn't save much time, was too tame for a glissade, but was refreshing to try anyhow. My fiancee was wearing slicker pants than I and could slide all the way to the bottom drainage.
Traversed the ridge from Paiute to Audubon. Lamentably, only the Crooked Couloir was still in otherwise we would've climbed Audubon first. Pretty sad that all the snow if basically gone in mid June.
I made it from the entrance gate to Brainard Lake without snowshoes. I used snowshoes to get several hundred feet above treeline. Once above treeline the snow was consolidated. Departed Winter TH at 7:30am, Summited at 12:17pm, Back at TH 2:59pm.
A great first mountain. Took my daughter and nephew. Started them on what I hope to be a lifelong hobby.
A good ridge climb. Completed solo which is not recommended I guess. The "notch" area is definitely beyond class 3 in April. Prob class 4 in summer too. But all went well. Had some clouds over the divide blocking most views. Snowshoes used below treeline in afternoon. Wanted Paiute Pk. too but had no visibility to do so... finished with "Not-ubon", descended E slopes.
Went for standard route and diverted to SE ridge last minute because it looked a lot more interesting! "it almost feels like we should have a rope for this..." Consulting Roach's guide it is 4th class, however briefly. Recommended.