Tab is a great mountain as a final 14er. Was joined by 6 friends and favorite climbing partner, my husband Aaron on this last 14er. We climbed the West Ridge from Jennings Creek valley. We had a bluebird day - not a cloud in the sky - and virtually no wind. It couldn't have been a more perfect day. We celebrated on top with champaign and brownies!! Thanks Randy, Sharon, Kane, Barbara, Mark, Cheryl and Aaron for joining me.
Traversed from Shavano, then dropped down the steep and horrendous North face, DO NOT do this. Better to head back to the Tab/Shav saddle and drop from there.
Easy, semi-short hike of the two 14ers.
The ascent and descent of Tabeguache was the easiest part of this hike for me.
Hiked all four from the Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead. Nice view of newly-named Cronin Peak.
We climbed Shav and tab in the late afternoon, nice sunset and dark blue sky! Colorado is incredible!
This was my fourth time climbing Tabeguache. We did the traverse over from Shavano.
This was my first time climbing Tabaguache. We did it from Jennings Creek (before that route was closed.) We also did the traverse to Shavano.
Great semi-loop hike
Nice alternative to the standard route over Shavano. We hiked in the night before and camped just past Browns Lake. Combo'd with Shavano and a nice glissade from the saddle on the way down.
2 for 1. 44 min scramble down Shav and back up to top of Tab. Well worth the effort. Could hear coyotes howling in the valley below.
Climbed with Shavano, back over Shavano at the end. A long day, I was really tired at the end, that's for sure.
Did Shav/Tab together. Beautiful day!!!
Wrote the full report on the Shav site:
did hte shavano to tab traverse. then ran across the ridgline over the 13ers summits on the ridge to the east of tab/shav. lots of lightning and hail coming off the mountain.
45 minutes from the summit of Mount Shavano. Very reasonsable and fun. Was rrreally windy, but the ridge between the peaks did a great job of blocking it.
Did Shavano and Tab. Another long day but felt so good to accomplish!
I reached the summit at 10:15. The view of Browns Gulch is very pretty. The weather still looked reasonable by that time, but I took a few pictures and then headed back to Shavano, where I had lunch. There was a little rain when I had descended below treeline. I got back to the trailhead at 2:30.
came over Shavano in one long day day after doing oxford and belford. Fourth fourteener in two days. My fourteenth.