Only a few other people and dead calm at the summit!
Solo up the West slopes, had the summit to myself, which is an extremely unusual feat for this peak. Gotta go in the winter if you want this peak to yourself!
Climbed solo on the same day that some kid committed suicide on Guanella Pass Road that leads up to the peak. Anyone ever read about this? Being a one way road, we waited three hours for them to clear the crime scene.
tour de abyss w/ nelson.
With LeeAnne, first 14er!
The exposure really is not great and none of the scrambling was difficult. More hike than scramble but definitely an enjoyable trip.
Lots of people.
A hike up from Guanella Pass then across the Sawtooth to Mount Evans! Awesome, and I had several minutes alone on Mount Bierstadt to take it all in!!
Beautiful day in the mountains. Did the Sawtooth Ridge in both directions. Was a very fun climb. Took rope but absolutely no need for a rope on this route. Class III, fun scramble
Fun, rewarding hike up and raced a thunderstorm on the way down. Excellent day!
spotted some adorable pikas! great day.
Started the hike up Bierstadt at 5:28PM. Topped out at 7:28. Treated to beautiful sunset. Loved it!
This was the first peak in our long 12hr day that included descending the northwest ridge, over the Sawtooth's 'gendarme' and up thru the gully notch, around mt Spalding to mt Evans. Nice boardwalk in the lower wetlands or shall we say mudlands. Partly cloudy with a little wind but an excellent day hike.
2nd time bagging Bierstadt, first time was February. Guess I have to go back this summer and fall? All snow and ice avoidable. Great day for hiking, 3 hours up and then headed to Evans via Sawtooth. Clouds stuck around the summit but wasn't too bad with sporadic wind gusts. Saw about 10 others at the summit.
First fourteener after a little forced time off...
This was my first 14er. Conditions on the summit were below freezing with high winds. We got snowed on occasionally throughout the day, but never enough to warrant turning back.
Great Hike, Advise doing the sawtooth over to Evan's.
Sweet hike. Crowded on the weekends. Plan on doing Evans from the same starting point this summer.
My second CO 14er. Great day, had the mountain all to myself. Evans is next.