Mount Elden Climber's Log

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callthedoctor

callthedoctor - Aug 13, 2002 3:51 am

Route Climbed: Little Bear Date Climbed: 8/13/02

Didn't summit to Elden (been there, done that)...but wanted to try the Little Bear/Heart Loop...



About 11+miles of hiking....Little Bear is a wonderful ascent, Heart Trail descent is rocky and an ankle buster....



Overall a great day...horsefiles ate me alive....saw tons of hornytoads....

mountaindog

mountaindog - Jul 30, 2002 4:54 am

Route Climbed: East Face (scramble) Date Climbed: April 2000  Sucess!

SE Face - nice 3rd and 4th class scrambling up the rock face you can see clearly from the Flagstaff Mall.

callthedoctor

callthedoctor - Apr 20, 2002 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: Up Heart Trail, down Lookout... Date Climbed: 4/19/02  Sucess!

My fourth time up Eldon and this was by far, the best of my hikes...the "Heart Trail" is seldom used and I didn't see a soul until I reached "Sunset Trail". I traversed across the catwalk with great southerly views...



It was exceptionally windy and I had to lean into it for about 100 yards at one of the clearings. I reached the junction of the Lookout Trail and went up to the tower where the ranger and I were experiencing 75 mph winds in the 3-4 story Lookout tower!! WOW.



Anyway, completed the loop by going down Lookout, across Christmas Tree to Sandy Seep and back to the car...



Excellent day, despite the wind....I highly recommend this hike next time you do Eldon...plan on at least 6 hours.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Mar 23, 2001 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elden Trail Date Climbed: hike it about 20 times a year  Sucess!

I use Mt. Elden to get into shape. The first time i hiked it was when i was about 9. This year I hiked it on 3/21. The snow got to deep near the top to get to the tower. This is my first hike this year and my legs are sore!

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