07/14 w/Cory Martin
Trail run to Mt. Evans from Summit Lake over Spalding and back down. Moved well and did it in 3.5 hours. Awesome views and fun scrambling. I might have a new favorite!
Climbed up to Spalding from summit lake on the way to Evans, then, went over Spalding again en route to Gray Wolf.
Mt Evans via Mt Spalding. Curious mountain goat followed me the whole way. Thanks for keeping me company!
Combo with Evans from summit lake before hauling to airport to catch flight. Little bit of scrambling and snow, not a bad time.
Just a side trip on my way to Mt. Evans.
Climbed from Summit lake on the way to get Mount Bierstadt via the Sawtooth route. Climbed Evans by the west ridge on the way back.
From the East Coast, 0 to 13k in 7 hours, then the short hike up from near Summit Lake to get acclimated. Plenty of snow still.
Had a few hours before flying back to Denmark, so made a 5 hour roundtrip: Guanella Pass - Mt. Spalding - Mt. Evans - Sawtooth summit - Guanella Pass. I had planned to do Sawtooth Ridge and Bierstadt but ran out of time. Weather started out wet and foggy, but ended up being quite ok.
Climbed from Summit Lake as part of a Evans, Sawtooth, Bierstadt traverse.
from summit lake
From Summit lake.
Part of the trip up Evans, from Echo Lake.
Started at Summit Lake early around 7:30am, quickly made the summit of Mount Spaldings, and then took the West Ridge all the way to Mount Evans summit. Glad to see there weren't that many people on the summit. Descended the easy NE route back to the trail head at Summit Lake. Not bad for altitude training, don't think I'll be back up Evans for a long time since mankind destroyed it.
With me wife. Fun scramble around cirque and along West Ridge. From Summit Lake.
4/21/06 - Started at Guanella Pass and climbed Gray Wolf & Mount Spalding on a very cold, windy day.
3/9/14 - Accessed Guanella Pass from the south (Grant side) and had to park more than 6 miles away due to new snow. This made for a 22 mile round trip for Gray Wolf & Spalding... and my husband came down with the flu and turned around just above the flats below Bierstadt leaving me all the joy of trailbreaking (relentless all the way to the summits).
Windy loop from Guanella Pass with Evans and Gray Wolf.
Short and sweet with the wife.
Did this with Evans on the loop. Saw my first mountain goats on the way up