Bailed on Bierstadt and hit Spalding instead. Great hike!
be careful. listen to Roach. go fast, go early. cornices break
Spalding is best when combined with some other peaks, Gray Wolf, Warren, and Rogers was what we did
Too bad Spalding's saddle doesn't rise 300 ft. or more from Evans...than it'd be an official summit. It was still worth visiting!
Had to step aside and let some mountain goats get by on the ridge. Total ascents = 2.
A nice stop on the way back to Guanella Pass - worth the brief detour.
Hit Spalding on way to Evans. Saw mountain goats and mule deer...made it worth it considering Spalding wasn't in the original plan :)
Picked up the summit ridge at the Sawtooth...very windy!
Climbed en route to Evans.
Climbed Spalding as part of the Mt. Evans loop...
Climbed Spalding from Summit Lake as part of the Mount Evans Loop route after work last Thursday. I left work at my usual time, and started the hike at 7:00. I made it back to my car at 10:00, but I didn't take the direct ridge descent back to the lake, instead opting to follow the Evans Road's path back to the lake.
Pretty hike from Echo.
Good climb with Chef007
Great finish to a technical climb. Did spalding with evans.
Hiked up Spalding on my way to Evans.
Linked up the ridges from
Bierstadt and the Sawtooth over to Spalding and then on to evans. About an 8 hour day
After climbing Gray Wolf, we traversed to Spalding and then returned to Guanella Pass. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of Mount Evans north face from the summit! It's such a magnificent view, argh!
Did this one on the way to Mount Evans. Great views.
Summitted on the way to Evans, nice summit.
What a great little climb/hike. Talked with a few climbers who had just come up the snowfield on the west end of Summit Lake. The views were great. Went on to finish up the "Mile in the Sky" and visited Evans' summit.