Mount Evans Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 20, 2010 2:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Chicago Lakes  Sucess!

Hiked up to Summit Lake from the trailhead at Echo Lake and past the Chicago Lakes. Summited Spalding and Evans.
Also my first 14er (and second Colorado summit behind Spalding)

thatnissanguy

thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Evans Ascent  Sucess!

Ran a half marathon from Echo Lake to the summit of Mount Evans in 3:31. Slow, I know, but fun!

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Dec 17, 2010 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004

Mount Evans  Sucess!

During a trip to Colorado I went to Mount Evans the day after a big storm went through the area.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Run up the road  Sucess!

Attempted two times from the west, but got stormed out. The road was closed at Summit Lake and ended up running up the road from there.

mirhash

mirhash - Nov 4, 2010 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

She was a daytrippa  Sucess!

Had a nice little hike with a good friend. A bit windy though

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans  Sucess!

Surprised to find that the trail through the willows is much easier to follow than 5 years ago. Good day!

BLong

BLong - Oct 3, 2010 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

Fun scramble  Sucess!

When given a half day, we headed up some ramps and a gully on the north face of Mt. Evans. There were a few fun 4th class moves at the top. Mt. Spalding was an easy bag on the hike out.

JonW

JonW - Sep 26, 2010 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Bierstadt - Sawtooth - Evans  Sucess!

Great loop. Decended through the willows, which wasn't all that much fun. Luckily it wasn't too wet, but it wasn't too hard to imagine. When coming down the gully, the cars sure do look far away.

jpvt

jpvt - Sep 16, 2010 12:08 am

Mt. Evans  Sucess!

summit lake > spaulding > evans

ericnoel

ericnoel - Sep 12, 2010 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

Evans  Sucess!

Nice views before sunset.

catullus

catullus - Aug 31, 2010 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010

biked  Sucess!

Biked up from Idaho Springs. Whoosh -- really took it out of me -- a lot harder than I anticipated.

Kapelmuur

Kapelmuur - Aug 15, 2010 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

West Ridge from Bierstadt/Sawtooth  Sucess!

Awesome day with no threat of storms. This route has a bit of everything. Descent back to Guanella took way longer than I thought it would.

PapaBanucci

PapaBanucci - Aug 15, 2010 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Hike and a bit of running  Sucess!

From Echo Lake, Chicago Lakes, Mt. Spalding route with my oldest son. Ran most of the way up to Chicago Lakes. On the way down five emergency vehicles were driving up, with sirens on. I wonder what would have happened.

bblack99

bblack99 - Aug 11, 2010 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Northeast Face and Windchill in August  Sucess!

Did the "easy" northeast face from Summit Lake after camping at Echo Lake the night before. Fitful sleep at high altitude seemed like it was going to be a problem, but it helped a ton early on in the hike. Topped out from the steep route at about 10am, but scrapped plans to loop over West Evans and Spalding due to the gusty winds. Other than gusts and cold(!), it was a gorgeous day with great views in all directions!

TJ311

TJ311 - Aug 9, 2010 10:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Acclimatization  Sucess!

I just did a drive up on this peak so that I could get some acclimatization for my hikes next week. A beautiful peak. And the best part.... we saw a huge herd of mountain goats along the way down.

Alana - Aug 8, 2010 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

My First Fourteener  Sucess!

Looped from Summit Lake to Spalding to Evans. Very foggy, but I'm glad I didn't turn back!

Hostilejim

Hostilejim - Jul 31, 2010 10:23 am

Over Spalding  Sucess!

climbed from Summit Lake, over spalding to he summit.

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Jul 11, 2010 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

From Bierstadt via Sawtooth  Sucess!

Traversed from Bierstadt via Sawtooth: nice solid rock, lots of exposure if you trying to stay on the ridge proper. Scrambled along Mt. Evans West Ridge over a couple of false summits before arriving on the crowded summit. Nice scrambling, good weather, stunning views!

DayHikerJr - Jul 5, 2010 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Evans  Sucess!

I hiked up the trail a bit, but nap time and high elevation made me sleepy, so Daddy carried me the rest of the way to the top.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Jul 5, 2010 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Evans  Sucess!

Hey, when you guys summit Mount Shasta, do you start at the Pacific coast, at sea level? Do you start closer to the mountain, at 3500 feet, in the town of Mount Shasta? Or do you DRIVE UP AS FAR AS YOU CAN, to Bunny Flat (or whatever trailhead), and start from there?

How about Mount Whitney? Do you start hiking in Lone Pine, at 3700 feet? Or do you DRIVE UP AS FAR AS YOU CAN and then start hiking from there?

How about Longs Peak? From Estes Park? From Loveland? From the Atlantic Ocean? Or how about DRIVING UP AS FAR AS YOU CAN and then start hiking from there?

So the same goes for Mount Evans.

The exercise one gets from starting at a lower point is worthwhile for sure, and obviously if you started at the lower point, your summit achievement is more of an accomplishment than that of someone who hiked from a higher trailhead. But if I'm going to get exercise from a mountain-wilderness-hiking experience, I would prefer to get it on a trail that doesn't take you to a parking lot full of cars and people who drove up. If you can drive up, I would prefer to do it that way, because it seems rather unsatisfying to hike to a place you can drive a car.

So here are my Evans summits, from the 14150-foot trailhead, of course:
13 July 1997.
03 July 2010: With DayHikerJr, who hiked up part of the way before I had to carry him. I guess unacclimatized 2-year-olds can get sleepy at 14000 feet, especially around midday nap time. We were on a cross-country trip, returning to Nevada after spending a couple of weeks below 1000 feet in Michigan.

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