Beautiful alpenglow in the am!
There were not too many people on the route but we were on the summit with about 50 of our “closest friends”.
Little bit of snow left, up in 3 down in 2. Good stuff.
This one felt great! I didn't experience the standard altitude uck- yeah!:-) Summited in 2.5 hours, spent 1.5 hours enjoying the day on the summit (& drinking a lot of water), & was back down to the car in 1.5 hours- awesome! And treeline.... oh how I love treeline... a word of advice: when the bladder is full on a tall/open mountain such as Elber (with lots of people on it), RUNNING to treeline is the way to go!:-)
My first 14er at age 60. Wasn't fully acclimated to altitude so it was a slow, hard ascent for someone who lives at an elevation of 446 ft. But, I made it! Beautiful views from a crowded top.
This is a nice climb, it is pretty easy, and you can go about it pretty lesurly(Depending on weather!). My sister, father and I couldn't stay on the summit long, and had tho haul down the mountain due to a storm.
Just one long grunt. Very exciting lightning storm
right at the summit walk!! Very scary. Many people
on the summit...we all ran down.
Good hike. Not much to say excpet for several false summits.
Second ascent of Mt. Elbert. First winter ascent with a snowboard descent. Great weather!
Great day! Fairly warm and sunny! Ascent 3.5 hours, descent 1.75 hours, and spend 30 minutes at the summit. Was sure to spot the High Mountain Institute from the summit. There was a scout troop climbing up that I passed in both directions. Not sure of their ending status. Very friendly people at the top, beautiful view!
It was about 41 at the trailhead, which is remarkable for a spring day at 10,000 feet. The summit was windy and very cold, but also very clear.
A great day in the mountains.
Snow conditions were mild on the Eastern slopes, summit was horribly windy :)
I was only two days back from Europe, and not acclimated to the altitude. Way too many subpeaks on the trail which lengthened the trip. Still a great day in the hills, and a great way to earn my fourth fourteener.
Long slog during the infamous 'drought'. Watched a small fire near Leadville burn throughout the day. Beautiful summit...Nice to be as high as you can get in Colorado without being on a plane, balloon, or rocket! :)
A typical Sawatch hump, remarkable only for its regionally superlative height... although, now that I come to think of if, that section up through the trees was pretty darn steep.
My first fourteener. I have visited Colorado numerous times so I decided to try and climb the highest mountain in the state. I made good time up to fourteen thousand feet and then it felt like someone turned off the air. I made it to the top with about thirty other people.
This is an excellent trail. I left early and met a small group of people on top, but I passed many hikers on their way up as I came down. The false summits on this route are demoralizing.
On the CO trail we were passed by a few runners during the Leadville 100 ultramarathon..pretty humbling!!!
There was plenty of snow to hide the trail that day.