It was a beautiful day, The willows were beginning to turn yellow and were quite beautiful. We had 4 in our group including a 9 year old. We reached the summit in 3 1/2 hours. Being Labor Day, the mountain was quite crowded. But it was a great day none the less!
Pretty cool. We did part of the Sawtooth which was a blast...you can really feel that class 3 up that high
Easy hike up to Bierstadt, went from here over the Sawtooth to Evans. Sawtooth was fun and non-technical.
Arrived in CO on Saturday from 310 feet. 24 hours later, summited Bierstadt with no AMS problems. The trail was like a city sidewalk, so many people (and dogs)!
Easy hike from Guanella Pass
Climbed again (9/17/11) with a good friend from Tulsa, David Halliburton; just a bit over 2 hours; snow upper half.
Climbed again (to summit ridge with our youngest, Lauren on my back). Waited with Ben who got sick while my wife, Chris and Nicholas, (8) our oldest climbed their first 14er. 7/4/12.
From Mt. Evans, I crossed the Sawtooth to the summit of Mt. Bierstadt. From there, I went back across the Sawtooth and back to my car in the Evans summit parking lot. Very quick and easy - but fun.
easy route. my first winter 14er! surprised by the steepness of the summit ridge.
Great climb - nice and gentle 14er! No aches or pains after this one. Wanted to summit Evans via the Sawtooth but the clouds were rolling in real early that day. Loved the views!
Great views of clouds below us in the valleys up Bierstadt, then the Sawtooth was a challenge for me. Weather was closing in so we couldnt get to Evans, and the slog across the swamp and willows was "interesting"
Sawtooth was fun.
This was my first 14er and it was fantastic - beautiful hike
My friend Jeremy and I slept in our car at the trailhead and headed out at 3 a.m. We hiked by moonlight and arrived at the summit for the sunrise over Evans shortly before 6. The traverse across the Sawtooth was also a lot of fun. We had great weather and didn't see any other hikers, which was amazining considering Bierstadt's popularity and afforded us complete solitude!
Easist 14er I have done yet. It only took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to the top. This would be a good one if it is your first.
Started at 11am hung over and with skis on back. Reached summit around 4pm and tried to ski down. Missed trail down as it was getting dark and ended up going down another route and got lost in the willows. Then the blizzard came. If wasn't for our lab leading us back to the car we may have spent the night in a snow cave. Made it back to the car by 7pm. First Fourteener! Won't make that mistake again!
Very busy, got a late start (0900) but reached the summit in 1:27. About 30 people on the summit so I didn't hang out long. I had plans for the Sawtooth and due to my late start I wanted to get going. About halfway across the Sawtooth some dark clouds started rolling in and I decided to try to bail off the ridge towards the TH. Bad idea, I got down pretty low but it was sheer cliff after that. I ended up re-summiting Bierstadt and going back the way I came. Ended up getting a bit of snow just before re-summiting so I'm glad I turned back when I did. Good hike, just too many people.
Cimbed in combo with Evans
Violated the "start early" rule. Summited at 4:10pm with great weather...had the whole summit to myself. 2nd CO 14er.
This was the hike that changed me forever. My first 14er. At the time I thought it was hard, but I learned quickly that this was an easy ascent. Forever, I will remember my virgin summit on Bierstadt.
After climbing Evans my brother and I took the Sawtooth up to Bierstadt. The climb wasn't too bad but the weather got a bit sketchy on the down climb with the wind really beating the tooth. Overall a pretty fun climb.