Got number 17. Had great weather but I lived to regret my lack of pre-hike workouts. I was sore for 5 days!!! Had a great father son trip with my son CJ. We used the trail from the South East (South Mount Elbert Trailhead). I am glad we used te 4wd to cut off some of the distance.
Beautiful day - little wind and blue skies (until afternoon)!
My wife and I climbed with our dog to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was an easy hike that was perfect for the hound. The day was absolutely gorgeous with warm temps and little wind at the summit. We stayed on top for quite a while to take in the views and enjoy the morning.
This was by far my favorite of the 4 highpoints I did on my long trip. The others were New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The scenery was absolutely amazing with near perfect weather to boot.
twas an enjoyable hike.
Early season attempt. We were able to glissade much of the way down. Fun.
This was an enjoyable, easy walk-up with nice views of the Sawatch and Elk ranges from the summit. My only complaint would be the throngs of people streaming up and down the two main routes. Try this one on a weekday to avoid the crowds.
My 1st 14er. Only 1 other hiker seen all day.
Arrived and spent the night camped at the Twin Lakes campground near the trail head. Thunderstorms and rain much of the afternoon and evening.
Due to early morning showers, I did not begin my ascent until 10:30 AM. Climbed to 13,500 elevation as the clouds began to rebuild.
Since this was my first experience with a Colorado 14-Teener, I chose to retreat rather than risk being exposed to the danger of a summer afternoon thunder and lightening storm. It was my first and thus far only attempt at summitting Mt. Elbert.
I hope to return for another attempt and this grand old chunk of rock.
Fun solo hike up NE ridge in summertime.
Nice and peaceful after the day before... Had a beer at the summit, and took a few hits of our bong 200 feet below, away from the kiddies at the top. 9 hours RT from Twin Lakes, including some lingering at the summit.
Fourth ascent of Elbert, but my first in the winter.
Great day - spotty weather - bad at times, but we stuck it out and made it! Two friends from PA went with me - we had a great climb.
Fun and Easy
My 21st 14er, and the first with 3 generations of climbers: me and my wife, our daughter, and our granddaughter, who bagged her first. Clouds threatened, but didn't really unleash anything. (I want to do it again as a run, and see how long it takes.)
South Mt. Elbert trail (East ridge). Great weather, just a little wind. The snow softened up on the descent and we were sinking pretty deep even with snowshoes. Only saw one other person.
This was my first 14er. I'm not sure about the year, it might have been 1984 or 1985. Even though I was there in July, it was cold in the morning and some snow fell near the summit.
Easy terrain, no crowds, highly recommended.
After a failed attempt; this a perfect proof of perseverance...
Solo... to the top...
What an experience... from Twin Lakes Campground...
Second time on the top with girlfriend Anick...
Nice job girl...
First time above 14k. First (and only) time experiencing the pain of snowblindness. Approaching the summit and viewing the sea of peaks beyond was absolutely amazing!