Spent the night solo on the summit to watch sunrise and sunset; combined with all 3 unranked sub-peaks over 14k feet
Summited Mt Massive with Ruvicha, Brian and Steve. We had done Elbert the year before but found Massive a much more striking mountain. Beautiful day. Relatively warm and little wind, so we lingered at the top, taking in the views.
A lot more drawn out of a hike than Elbert and much more crowded/popular, but still a fantastic summit.
Good trail all the way but I struggled on this one. Made it, though.
Summited, long day.
Beautiful day and one of those summit views that made me realize just how much CO is riddled with mountains :)
via main TH up (trail 1487) - started 06:55, summit 11:25. With friend Paul. We met a couple other hikers on summit (Cole and Hugh), accompanied them down Half-moon Creek trail (1485) and they kindly shuttled us to the TH we started at. The atmosphere was significantly cleared of smoke compared to day before, when we hiked Elbert.
Long hike with great weather.
After lots of rain the night before, turned out to be a great day.
Probably the better way to hike this; very few people on this route until you intersect the main trail on the summit ridge.
W/ Michelle, saw 5 goats and kids, and the wildlife coup of all time, a WHITE marmot.
Beautiful day!!!! Did the "tour de massive" solo, one of my favorite days of this season :-)
Went up the East Slopes and down the SW Slopes.
Hiked the East slopes route up Mt. Massive in a little less than 6 hours. Clouds obscured the views at the top. Beautiful woods along Colorado Trail.
skied down africa bowl on the way down
Beautiful hike. Tones of wildflowers!
Nice trail with great views on top. This was a very long hike but rather enjoyable.
Aptly named mountain, the altitude was brutal on me; this being a climb I made before even really getting into this sport. Two years later, in better shape, I climbed Elbert and Massive back to back in two days from Elbert campground.
Foggy day, with a dusting of snow.