great hike up, not quite as easy as i thought it would be but definately fun. Nothing technical, just some hills :)
Went up via South Elbert Trail. Hail on the way down.
Great day on a great mountain. Started to rain just as we hit the tree line on the way down. Darryl
Easiest 14er I've done - total walk-up ... not that I'm complaining!
We had the summit to ourselves. Great climb (see trip report)
Great roadtrip out to Leadville with a hike up the northeast ridge.
We had a phenominal day... zero clouds. Took the Southeast trail from the lower trailhead/parking lot. 7 hours total (including some time to hang at the summit). Lots of fun, great views.
A fun 4 hour recovery hike the day after the Leadville marathon.
Was a long hike but the new knee held up.
My last 14er of that summer before I had to move out of CO for a while. Friends and I did the Black Cloud trail which turned out to be the perfect choice. We were the only ones to climb that route that day. Quite a change of scenery to pop out on the summit to 100 people.
Pretty easy hike to "bag" a 14er.
Took me 2 hours on the East ridge route. It was a zoo on top, people everywhere.
Cold and deep snow. Great views at the summit:)
ENDLESS...do you hear/read me...ENDLESS false summits before reaching Elbert's true peak! Geeeez! I won't be doing Elbert again for a long time.
Took the CEO of the company I work for and his wife up. My second trip up. It was a big day for them. I was able to score a leave of absence to do Everest partly as a result of this.
Climbed from the 4WD Trailhead - only one on the mountain as far as I could tell! The snow in the trees was awful so I ended up following a snow-free gully until I could find a relatively clear way to the ridge. The snow above treeline was fantastic and made me wish I'd brought my skis - brought crampons & ice axe instead. Snowshoes would've been a waste of time. Weather was great, albeit a little cold and windy on top. 3hrs 20min up, 2hrs down.