But I can't wait to go back and do the Sawtooth Ridge.
Parked off the Mount Evans road and headed down to the basin. I recommend this route very scenic and nice finis to the summit. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.
Trying to get over to Evans too via the Sawtooth, but a wicked storm blew in so that my hair was standing straight up and my partner kept shocking me. Terrified me into being more prepared and starting much earlier from that point on.
First summit attempt, a lot harder than anticipated, but very fun. I will try again this summer when the snow isnt up to my butt.
Made it to 13,800. It was a very windy day and we added three miles to the day by having to park and walk to the trail head. We spent too much time in the willows and we decided to turn back to make to the truck my nightfall, which we barely did. It was dark by Georgetown. Overall a great day. Again soon.
Pretty easy stroll. Got a very early start to beat the masses. Then headed on to Sawtooth and Evans. Good stuff.
Climbed 5 times total. Finally did the Sawtooth Ridge traverse ... sweet !!!
Casual Front Range hike with the masses. Hard to beat now, with the boardwalk in place.
Snowshoed to the top. That works well going over the willows. No boardwalk in those days.
Nice remote class 3 scramble. Nobody does this route, so go do it!
Bierstadt was my regular 14er when I lived out in Colorado, ascents included a winter and moonlight ascent.
Solo trip. Sorry I don't remember the date, beauityful day though.
My 3rd accent on the mountain. This time the weather was really good.
I met a few people at the top. This was my 3rd 14er. The willows below were a mess due to melt-off. All before they put in that wooden walkway. Good weather.
Climbed with other SPers During the SP a thon. Nice weather. Had hard time reaching the bottom as Flu was kicking my can. Good to see other people from Summit Post.
One of the easiest 14ers I have done. Willows were not as bad as expected. Some fresh snow on top as well. 14er #5
Fun time with many other SPers.
Made the summit with Chef007(Adam) at 9:47am. Enjoyed the nice views of the Sawtooth. Bierstadt was quite simply the easiest all around 14er I have ever climbed.
My first 14er. Great day! Very windy but great weather otherwise. Climbed with friend of mine. Very good, easy route for winter. Well-marked route all the way around. They aren't kidding about the willows, they can be a pain if you lose the trail for a second in deep snow.
I couldn't have asked for an easier day for my first winter 14er. Thanks to all the SP'ers for putting this together