Summited with Evans and Gray Wolf. Feet got soaked coming and going through the willows.
The climber's trail through the willows off the main Bierstadt trail seems to be slowly improving, but it's still impossible to keep your feet dry.
Hiked up Spalding on the way to Evans at the end of the Tour d'Abyss.
Fun loop from Summit Lake. Great views and will have to head back this way to hit Gray Wolf.
I climbed this twice before driving up Evans. I wish I could comment on the view I had, but it was raining, then sleeting, then snowing. I love Colorado weather! :) Even in the rain, it was a fun short hike. Next time, I hope to go on to Gray Wolf.
Part of a Spalding-Evans loop. Not a bad way to tour the area.
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