Great views all around. The weather was great. Only a couple people on the summit before me, well over 100 still working their way up as I was going down.
The 2.5 false summits were a little discouraging and the hike felt pretty long. I think hiking on 3 hours of sleep might have contributed to the deathmarchesque feeling. Mosquitos were bad below treeline but everyone had a good time. Stopped at Pancho's in Buena Vista for post-climb mexican and it was decent.
Started on the trail at 2:30am and reached the summit about 6:45am. Hiking the steep alpine stretch in the moonlight was gorgeous and at an ideal cool temperature. Lovely sunrise with 360 views and cell phone service on the summit.
I had a great hike with my wife on Elbert. The Aspen were changing colors for the first thousand feet. Fall is a great time for Elbert.
I climbed it first in 1999 and again a few years later. A pleasant walk-up.
My highest peak let. took forever once i got passed the treeline. Being from Ohio sucks
Hiked up the South Elbert Trail. The mountain wasn't crowded on this day. The weather was nice in the morning and by afternoon it was raining and hailing not long after I got back to the trailhead.
Was turned around in 2010 due to weather. Day started off nice, clouds and snow moved in when I arrived at the peak. Views were not all that great due to clouds.
The hike was exhausting, but certainly worth it! The views were amazing. I am really happy to have this one under my belt.
snowed a bit while on the summit, but beautiful views, flowers and wildlife
Beautiful day and great summit views
Beautiful sunny skies and no wind at the top. Beautiful!
Climbed with my youngest sister and our Father
Hiked up Mt Elbert with Astrid while on holiday in the USA. Nice and sunny day.
We had tried Elbert's south trail on 19 feb and had to turn back because the conditions turned bad. We went back in April and had gorgeous weather.
left car around 5ish.. started prolly bout a mile from the paved TH (south mt elbert).. arrived summit 11:30ish.. hung for bout 1/2 hour.. perfect timing for some sweet turns ..damn this rocked!
perfect beautiful sunny day..
Great day on the mountain. Led a group from the CU hiking club up and then we skied/boarded down. Really fun time!
S. Elbert, too.
Beautiful climb, very enjoyable until after the summit when the wind picked back up
Hey, how were the conditions? I am thinking of climbing in 2 weeks and wondering if I should bring snow shoes and/or crampons. Thanks so much,