Climbed via the Angel of Shavano.
Took a chance on the weather to commit to both Shavano and Tabeguache, and lucked out! A long day, but a nice twofer with my daughter. Didn't find the storied sign, though, warning about McCoy Gulch...
Shavano via Tabeguache Peak was a great combination. Started at Jennings Creek Trailhead. Growing up in nearby Salida it was awesome to hike the 14er I saw every day. Shavano was my first, but I hiked it several times. We ended this combo by glissading down the Angel on inner tubes. F.Y.I. Tubes not easy to blow up when at altitude! ! !
We hiked at night through the forest and got to the summit very early. We spend over an hour on top and quite some time on the meadows below. When thunderstorm started brewing we headed down. Our slideshow from this day is here: Mount Shavano via East Slopes
I was pretty whipped climbing these two the day after San Luis
Was on the Face of Taveguache heading towards shavano and got turned done from bad weather. Hopefully will be able to get out there agian this summer and give it another go.
One of the nicest fourteener hikes, via the eastern slopes. One arm of the Angel had melted out. Had to save Tabeguache for another day.
Planned on doing Shavano and Tabeguache, but people were getting shocked at the summit - obviously a sign to get down! A pleasant hike that I'll have to do again to hit Tabeguache!
So i guess this one wasn't "official", I just walked over from Tabeguache. It was especially rewarding because the weather kept me from it the year prior.
Climbed Shavano via the standard route, then traversed over to Tab. Beautiful fall day.
My husband and I started the climb at 6:30 a.m. It wasn't too bad at first, but the higher we went, the more difficult it was. We finally made it to the top, didn't have a pen to sign the register, the dog cut his foot on a rock, it was snowing and we ran out of water. It is very rocky at the top. We had planned to summit Tebeguache on the same day, but due to our mishaps, we decided to save Tebeguache for another day.
Looked like storms were coming and the forecast called for it but we got lucky and finished em both in 6 1/2 hours car to car.
Via Blank Gulch. Here I am in this jungle again. Guess who magically appears at the top? My fantasy lover mountain man...you gotta watch this guy...he's sneaky.
Couldn't get over to Tab...weird clouds and tired friends.
Did Tab & Shav via Blank Gulch, Weather kept hinting on rain, then hinting on sun... then then then then....
Anyways. Made both summits, Good day
I'm really not THAT sneaky..... or am I? (Grin)
Summitted with 22 Boy Scouts and 9 adults on a beautiful but long day.
Climbed along with Tabeguache, camped at the trailhead where the cows kept us awake mooing all night.
freak May storm soaked us and drained us.
Quite a steep ascent, but all good. A nice trail, on a nice day. Slightly bummed that the angel was melted out already due to the hot weather. Blank Gulch TH has been improved lately, so probably for that reason is a lower start in elevation than in the GR book. Be prepared for close to 6,000 vert for the Shavano/Tab combo!
Great day, did Tabeguache too. Car to car 5 hours 35 min
Two for the price of one!