Great fall day climbing with my son
It's an exciting thing to be able to click the "successful" box on this one. An absolutely perfect day. Not too hot, not cold, just a very slight cool breeze at the top, and stunning, perfect views in all directions. My first Fourteener since Shasta in 1996.
plenty of people, but a fun hike. Pretty easy depending on what route you take. Not very cloudy.
I was looking forward to this summit, because everywhere you read, it looks like it's one of the easier state highpoints. It was much steeper than I had anticipated. I should have conditioned before attempting. None the less, good peak, great feeling, knowing that we climbed up past 14K feet. Great view from the top. Highpoint #4 for me!
A nice walk with great views at the top.
Ascended the East ridge and then cut over ~12,600 feet to the small lake and decided to take the steepest and furthest north coulior. It was pretty fun and felt like over 50 degrees in steepness towards the top. Then continued to slog in by then softening snow to the top. Clear day with an excellent glissade back to the lake on one of the shallower couliors.
Views were great but snow slog and subzero wind chill made the hike less enjoyable than it should have been.
It was nice.
climbed for the second time on a beautiful summer day with my 10 year old son and three friends, first climbed in back in September of 1996
little tedious but nice
Climbed this on a quick trip home to Colorado after being marooned in Greenland's snow and ice for 6 months. This left me way out of shape and the trek to the top was exhausting. My friends Dave and EJ kept berating me to keep up. Made it to the crowded summit and came down in record time.
It was a little fun (nervous!) driving the river crossing at night, but glad we did given the altitude and hike it took off the climb.
standard route no problems the climbing gets better up on the summit cone
Backside trip was a wash. Met Vince on that one. Good guy.
Solo with hundreds of other people :/