Set out to get Tabeguache since I had summited Shavano before. But guess I am getting slower and with some weather coming in, decided to just do Shavano today. Third time is the charm-- will have to try it again in a couple months and get an earlier start.
Don't feel bad. I just summited Tabegauche yesteday after 3 tries. Last year I was turned around twice; once by weather and the other time nausea. Third time will be the charm!
Tango! I'm glad you found your dog "rpace", you did do a lot of extra climbing. Shav and Tab on saturday then MTB at Hartman Rocks sunday turned out to be a pretty damn good weekend!
a fine day indeed! ditto what Mots010 said: Successful day on Shav and Tab. Weather was cooperative and the glissade down the Angel was a nice touch.
Successful day on Shav and Tab. Weather was cooperative and the glissade down the Angel was a nice touch.
Extended my climb by looking for my dog for five hours, but found my dog and summited, so good day in the end!
Climbed via the Angel. Aside from the wind it was a great day.
We climed the Angel and skiied down our ascent route. The skiing in the Angel was fantastic; however, the snow cover directly off the summit was a bit thin. I banged my board up pretty good! Also, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and unfortunately, I ran out of sunblock early in the day. I probably received one of the worst sunburns I've ever had!
Climbed the standard summer route until 12,500 feet or so (when the trail disappeared due to the snowfields). From there, we left the main trail, and bushwacked up some moderately steep and snowy slopes to the summit. The snow was soft and slushy both on the ascent and descent which meant lots of postholing, but we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to hike. The weather was perfect!
Not enough snow to ski from the summit but at least the Angel was in.
A repeat summit via a different route. GREAT snow conditions! Long snow hike up the Angel, did very well until the last 400' when the altitude/not enough energy/food in us took us 36 minutes to summit. We were rewarded with a 3,000 foot glissade!
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.