Enjoyable hike up the southwest slopes. Weather a bit overcast.
Gorgeous meadow walking and wildflowers made this a delightful hike. Summit was in and out of clouds, but what a view every time it cleared out! Drained the last of our Yukon Jack on the summit :-(
My third 14er.
Weather looked a little iffy, but it turned out to be a great day. Climbed with Ian, up in 4:20, down in 3:20.
Fun day. Weather on top was perfect, spent almost an hour eating lunch.
Planned on doing the SW Slopes but ended up in the amphitheater where we hit the West Couloir right up the gut. A little longer but better scenery. Descended SW Slopes. Awesome weather and amazing views.
Overcast skies caused me to push a bit harder in an effort to beat the weather, but nature allowed me on the summit and even brought a bit of sun near tree line on the descent. Encountered parades of hikers above tree line, but hiked back nearly alone.
Climbed it at night on a fullmoon and stayed on top for the sun to rise. CLimbed both subpeaks. Very beautiful.
The golden 14th 14er!
Easy hike. Great weather. Followed by burgers in Buena Vista. Couldn't ask for a better day!
Fun climb back in the day when I was a young'un
Woke up early and was first to the summit. Great view!
Snow storm set in with winds gusting hard enough to knock us over. Summited in whiteout and descended back to south ridge in white out and crazy winds. We were able to find our way back to the gulley we climbed and as we descended this gulley, the weather became more agreeable. An awesome day with some tricky route finding and weather conditions that were unexpected for early june. Got to ski a little powder from the fresh snow.
A little more fun than the main route, true summit was a little tricky to find.
Started from the N. Halfmoon TH to take the SW slopes route. Great hike. I had the entire area to myself, but clouds and thunder turned me back just shy of the summit ridge. There's always next year!
Beautiful hike. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Climbed under a full moon. Couldnt see much but the view is similar to those on surrounding mountains
Decided to tackle Mt. Massive from the Southeast Ridge for a different approach. Climbed over three peaks before reaching Mt. Massive for an exhausting but fun climb. Returned via the standard trail.
Gental climb considering rise over run (4370' for 6.8miles). Several sub-summits on ridgeline and very panaramic. Ideal weather. 4hrs time up for 2nd 14er after acclimatizing overnight and prime rib in Leadville.
Clouds lifted as we left the trail head in the morning from the Colorado Main Range Trail. All around perfect climb with Andy.
Nice weather, good hike. My legs took a beating on the way down.