Blustery morning up the standard route. Trail was mostly packed snow from the last two mine shacks onward although traction was good regardless. First time I've had a 14er summit to myself, on a Sunday no less.
Also did this year as Dyer Mtn - Gemini - Sherman - Sheridan
Great day for a hike. Wilbo Goat, Ms. Bear and Mr. Mickey add another Colorado 14er to their list.
Did this circuit with Dyer and Gemini as well. Was a decent day in September. Coming from Dyer doing the class 3 SW Ridge made this enjoyable, otherwise a pretty plain and unattractive mountain.
Climbed this on a Monday with limited crowds. Not the prettiest mountain but great views of the Massive group and Elbert.
After Democrat-Cameron-Lincoln the day before.
Easy hike up from 4 Mile Creek Trailhead.
This hike was pretty easy so I added Sheridan to the hike. Great views from both Peaks.
Beautiful late summer morning. Climbed from PCR 14, passed a moose and heard haunting bugling elk on the ascent. Gemini to Sherman and back down, 4 hrs RT, not a soul in sight.
The easiest 14er yet and im not suprised since we started at the 4 Mile Creek trailhead. After I summited Sherman I droped down and did White Ridge and back to the car.
Really noticed the scree and steepness on the way down from the Leadville side. Was trying to hurry up as the weather was turning fast. My 2nd 14er! Beat the weather and made it down safely.
My dog's first 14er / first mountain summit.
This was a good acclimatization hike for Mt. Elbert. The trail was a little rough but we made it in under 2 hours. Bad skies approached rapidly so we hauled butt quickly. Very little time to celebrate.
Attempted hiking up Sherman, but got off trail. Still made it up, and it was great.
First hike of our 2010 Christ Church Men's outing. First day above 700'msl had me huffing and puffing. But this was a good warm-up. Climbed from Leavick Mine on a beautiful but warm Saturday. Must have been 150 other hikers that day (plus dogs and babies)! Prettier hike than I expected.
Climbed this with my family: hubby, son (age 2), and one in the womb. Met some awesome folks along the way. There was an American flag at the summit, in lieu of Independence Day! God blessed America, for sure! I then belly danced on this mountain with the (very chilly) pummeling winds. But never a cloud touched our sky, so we set the whole day just for play...
After having been trapped in the South for a couple years, I took a really special liking to the idea of climbing this one :).
About 2.5 hours roundtrip from the gate on the Standard Route. This let me leave CO Springs at 6am and be back home by 3pm with stops for food. Awesome view west from the Sherman/Sheridan saddle to the Sawatch. Very cool mining buildings scattered along the lower part of the route made me appreciate the guys that built and inhabited these things.
Took the Iowa Gulch route - Jennifer's first 14er! Burgers and beers in Leadville afterward!
Arrived at Leavick Mine at 3am at started at 8ish. Did Sheridan and Sherman. Fun glissade down to the cars
dinky hike, fun glissade.
Hiked the East Ridge from the Thompson Park Trailhead. This was a surprisingly beautiful hike. Lots of wind on the way up. Not much wind at the summit.