I love the view of this peak after coming over Trout Creek Pass. I have climbed this one twice.
Parked just above the Radio Towers. Good weather, I was moving slow as it was my first time above 12K in many months.
Both of my dogs (such troopers!) and myself summitted! Over 5000 feet of elevation gain, and just under 7 miles to the summit. (It did take us 6 hours...)
Looking at Mt Princeton from US 285, it sure gives you a feeling of accomplishment!
Started from the Radio towers. Hardly a cloud in the sky all day and very warm. Hung out at the summit for 1.5 hours. KirkT posted a TR on 14ers.com. The trail is mostly snow covered still. Would recommend an ice axe and safe travel techniques for avy terrain. Snow is melting FAST.
Amazing mountain. Beautiful. Special.
actually had a group of friends meet us at the summit pass on the way down from the summit with mtn. bikes. Great descent, great views
First one for my wife and it was perfect. Little snow close to summit but beautiful. Camped just past radio towers and hiked from there. Hiking during the week keeps the crowds away..
Another one of Colorado's 14ers in my back yard growing up. I made this summit several times. I've done East Slopes from the 4WD parking and the trailhead @ 8,900'. It's 13 miles from the trailhead, but that's why we are here, right. (GO BVHS class of 1998)
Nice views from up there, especially of Mount Antero. Our slideshow is here: Mount Princeton via East Slopes
Not too much effort given the road access. Still found it more interesting than several other Sawatch summits.
Started just under 11,000 feet to abide by the Colorado Rule. Took my friend from Nashville along, he made it a few hundred feet below the summit before altitude got to him. Not bad considering! Great weather with the only challeng being knee deep snow in alot of spots.Makes for a sprained ankle but there was not enough snow to justify snowshoes yet.
Fun trip, tough route to find
First 14er ever! Easy walk up with a bunch of friends!
I had climbed this peak 29 Jun 2003, and went back this time to help my granddaughter get her 5th 14er. We were slow, as it was her first 14er of the year, and because snow moved in as we approached the summit. But we made it, and enjoyed a sunny afternoon.
Climbed with my mom and dad. 1st 14er for my mom.
We skiied in and set up camp under a beautiful tree. I swear I felt a glow from spending time with something so old and strong.
Late climbed in summer with Ross Schnell, Dirk, Jim and Ben McClain.
Left Radio towers at about 6am and summitted at 9:30am. Very pleasant climb. Followed the trail right on top of the ridge once we reached the saddle and it was much more solid than the lower trail.
Climb "with brace" On!
Great hike but the hot springs was a disappointment.
Beautiful weather in the morning, headed up the E slopes. Attain the ridge as soon as possible to avoid slick scree/dirt on the trail if you climb up the E face of Princeton. Storms rolled in around 11:30-12.
Gained the Southern Ridge as soon as we could. Good day to climb.