Climbed Shavano and Tabeguache in great fall conditions.
Very quick side trip from Shavano.
This less trafficked sibling is actually more fun and with better views than Shavano, so well worth the descent, ascent, descent, ascent to get there. It was nice to gaze over at Ouray and think about climbing it the following day.
Interesting historical indian name for both this peak and Shavano (prestigious tribe within Ute) Excellent 360 degree views of Antero to Pikes to Collegiate Peaks so have a camera ready to do the picture stitching. No survey marker found on top unlike Shavano. Optical illusion on how far away this peak is from Shavano ...600ft elev loss/gain, 1mi distance, was about 1:00hr until standing back on top of another 14er!
Bagged it right after Shavano on Mem Day Wkend (or day after) with EricD. We found it more challenging to descend the 600' to the saddle from Shavano than to climb up the 500' snowy slope for Tabeguache, the only time I used my microspikes for that whole trip. Great views all around - could see 14ers in every direction including Pikes. Minimal wind allowed us to take lots of photos before heading back up the ridge to Shavano.
Extremely windy on the ridge
Very nice day, with Tabeguache and storm right when we hit the tree line on the way down.
Stroll up Tabeguache from Jennings Creek. Deb and Claire tucked out of the wind and waited for me on the ridge. I tagged the summit and caught back up to them.
Longer day than expected. Socked in the clouds, so no summit view. Bummer.
With a group of 14ers.com members, Kessler and I climbed Tabeguache Peak. We camped along the road above the Angel of Shavano Campground.
After a mild, but windy night we drove to the trailhead and set off up the mountain. There wasn’t as much snow as expected, so we left the snowshoes, behind (which turned out to be a good move).
We made our way rather quickly up the mountain and up to the west ridge of Tabeguache. The going was pretty tedious with all the scree fields from there on. There wasn’t much snow on the route and I had carried a bunch of gear for nothing, including face masks, microspikes, extra coats, etc.
Strangely, the ridge was much more windy than the summit. After enjoying the fine October views, we headed back down the mountain and back home.
Second peak of the day with Shavano. Long day but great fun. Climbed with Dustin Kelley.
A bit of a slog to and from, but not a big deal.
Not my favorite pair in the Sawatch, but still a nice hike.
It takes less than an hour to get this one from Shavano. Go Up!
Very windy, used the remaining snow on the ridge.
Traversed from Shavano...got a nice glissade on the east slopes.
Bushwhacked from the main trail up the gulch - still a viable route for sure! After doing Shavano twice in as many years, I was glad to get this one done another way. Here's the trip report.