Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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tcisgray - Aug 30, 2006 12:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Left the south trailhead at 7:00 a.m. Very nice weather at the lower level of the mountain. At 13,000 feet it was very cold, rainy and windy. Kept going. Reached the summit at 11:00 a.m. Beautiful, sunny weather at the top.


Holsti97 - Aug 29, 2006 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

South Mt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Started hiking at 5:45 AM with my son Ryan. Hiked through aspen forest, then through evergreens, and then above treeline. There was some fresh snow above treeline and over 6 inches near the summit. Very pretty. Nearby mountains were white with snow. Reached the summit at 10:45 AM (Ryan at 9:50). Very cold and windy at the top. Met 4 others at the summit at about the same time (3 from the North Mt. Elbert Trail). Met several hikers on the way down, but it really wasn't that crowded. It was my first time in Colorado and I really enjoyed the scenery in the state. Leadville, Twin Lakes, and Granite are cool towns. Had filet mignon at Quincy's in Leadville. Excellent. HP #20.


Xtreme532 - Aug 14, 2006 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2003

Road trip  Sucess!

Road trip from Atlanta to Mt. Elbert with my friends. Great time, and a good first 14'er


osatrik - Aug 14, 2006 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1986

Elbert 2-day  Sucess!

With daughter Vanessa, we camped in a meadow at 10000. This was number 14 of my 49 state high points. It was Vanessa's first overnight on a mountain higher than 10,000 feet. She eventually did 39 state highpoints.

Poor Climber

Poor Climber - Aug 10, 2006 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

South Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful hike through the aspens, on a beautifuly warm day!


fox5659 - Aug 9, 2006 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Mt Elbert 2006  Sucess!

Summitted the day after my 50th birthday. Thanks to everyone on top for the rousing "Happy Birthday". That was fun.


gwave47 - Aug 9, 2006 3:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Number 10  Sucess!

Highpoint Number 10 was a success via the North Elbert Trail


Renardo - Aug 6, 2006 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2004

Summit with my wife  Sucess!

This was my wife's second mountain ever, after topping out on Democrat a couple days earlier. We drove up the 2 miles to the real trailhead to avoid the extra hike.


bmcnary1 - Aug 6, 2006 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

From north trailhead  Sucess!

Pretty easy hike. Contrary to many others, we saw maybe only 20 people the whole day.


sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 9:12 pm

Route Climbed: Black Cloud TH

Crowded!! Saw 50 people on the summit, 0 on Black Cloud. Lame summit view


JCantu1044 - Aug 1, 2006 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

East Slope via S. Elbert TH  Sucess!

I reached the summit with hiking pals, Phil Miller and Dan Spare in about three and a half hours. Beautiful weather encouraged the long walk to the top with at least 50 people at the summit. My 7th fourteener.


ClearSkiesAhead - Jul 31, 2006 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

From North Halfmoon Creek  Sucess!

Beautiful Day. Way too many people though.


illegal_smile - Jul 31, 2006 12:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

elbert mc elbert.`  Sucess!

great hike up, not quite as easy as i thought it would be but definately fun. Nothing technical, just some hills :)

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Jul 29, 2006 12:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Highest Around  Sucess!

Went up via South Elbert Trail. Hail on the way down.


sskeep - Jul 27, 2006 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Elbert  Sucess!

Great day on a great mountain. Started to rain just as we hit the tree line on the way down. Darryl


lindasyh - Jul 24, 2006 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1998

South Mt Elbert TH Ascend E Ridge  Sucess!

Easiest 14er I've done - total walk-up ... not that I'm complaining!


seth@LOKI - Jul 21, 2006 3:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1996

From Blackcloud Gulch



musicmountain - Jul 18, 2006 4:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

great day  Sucess!

We had the summit to ourselves. Great climb (see trip report)


pittbrownie - Jul 17, 2006 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Great roadtrip out to Leadville with a hike up the northeast ridge.


bouldermom - Jul 15, 2006 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Great first 14'er  Sucess!

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.

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