What a way to start the summer! The Sawtooth was awesome! Encountered a few snowfields (next time I will take my ice axe). Glad we took the extra effort to hike over the ridges (on the way back) to meet back up with the Bierstadt trail, in lieu of trekking through the willows at the bottom.
Started from Summit Lake, and hiked alone the ridge line south of the bowl. Alot of snow still on the peak - a few people were hiking with skis. Very cold at the summit.
Started from Summit Lake with a co-worker. This was his first 14er and my second climb of this peak. We hiked up the bowl and through the rock field. My co-worked got really worn out and had to rest frequently. The round trip time was about 4 hours for 2 miles.
Started from Summit Lake and ascended over Mount Spaulding. Continued on to the summit of Evans along the ridgeline. Descended the same way instead of continuing the entire loop.
Decided to do this one at night since my friends decided against climbing for the rest of the weekend. Went up the class three route instead of the class one route, which I realized to my chagrin 3/4 of the way up. Managed to make it up and back before the cold front hit, and the views of the cityscape were quite nice.
Easy acclimation hike, fun.
Drove up and walked to the summit for sunrise on the morning of Aus 3rd. Amazing views of Denver and the Mts. Though it was quite cold, and very windy up top.
Eric J Lee
Took one week vacation, try to visit ( hike ) as many peak as possible. Mt. Evans was the first stop. It was beautifull view. It was windy, no thunderstorm--LUCK ME.
I've done this mountain many times, one time even participating in the Mount Evans Road Run! Actually, it's quite a nice mountain; many times we'd go to Summit Lake, then go up and over, and do the traverse to Bierstadt. Lots of things to do on Evans, lots of ways to do them!
Combined with Bierstadt and the Sawtooth ridge, this makes for a great day of class 3. Almost wish I had avoided the summit crowds of cars and people. The gully back to Guanella is an interesting place.
Crowded at the top...
It was very windy and pretty cold at the summit. It wasn't as crowded up there as I had expected. There were only a few hikers doing this the "hard way", most of them were coming up from the parking lot.
First climbed Bierdstadt and then did the sawtooth to Evans with clear skies throughout the day.
It is a short and easy hike from Summit Lake. It was cold with scattered snow showers. I climbed with my brother Brent and my sister Laura.
Cycled from Bergen Park park and ride to the summit parking lot, then ascended the last 100feet via bike shoes. 68 mile round trip. Encouraged two hikers on the 1/4 mile summit trail not to turn back, as they negotiated a 5 foot long patch of snowy trail.
Just spent a great morning up high on Evans and Spalding. Climbed the easternmost couloir on Evans' north face under cloudless skies. The snow was over-ripe (read postholing up to my thighs) down low in the lower-angled stuff, but pretty good up high. Had a great view from the top, then wandered over to Spalding and down its ridge back to the truck. Of course, by this time, it was snowing and clouds filled the horizon and necessitated a 15mph retreat down the mountain.
This was a fun hike, although it was very crowded on top. It was also very warm on top and the view was great!
The culmination of a wonderful loop starting at the first switchback on Evans' SE slopes on the Mt Evans Highway. Straight down into Abyss Lake's valley, up Bierstadt's lofty SE ridge, over Bierstadt, across the Sawtooth, and over Evans back to the car. An intense introduction to Class 3!
Drove up to Summit Lake this morning and climbed the North Face, starting with the "Crystal" route on hard snow, and then bailed near the top to traverse east across the face to the start of the Snave Couloir, and finished the ascent with the Snave. A nice fun 4th class pitch for the finish, good weather. A fun 2 hr. climb from Summit Lake.
The traverse from Bierstadt was a lot of fun - definitely liked the Sawtooth a lot. Some airy views, but nothing too demanding. Storms brewing early in the day forced me down into Scott Gomer Creek drainage and I got to have some willow-bashing fun afterall!