Ascended Jones first than continued the loop to PT 13712, Tabeguache, Shavano and "Esprit Point". Some fun easy scrambling between Jones and PT 13712. Surprising dry in this part of the Sawatch still despite recent snows in the state, although the summit pitch on Tab was a little snowier than the rest of the peaks. Second time up Tabeguache.
A few years ago I hiked up Shavano with the idea of doing Tabeguache as well, but didn't make it because I was tired and the weather started to look a little iffy. But this time the weather was perfect, except for the gale force winds in the saddles. I left Denver around 3, got to the trailhead and started hiking at 5:45, summited both peaks (Shavano twice) and was on the road back to Denver by 3. Long day, but worth it.
After missing out on Tabeguache the first time I hiked up Shavano in 2007, I lucked out with the weather on a beautiful July bluebird day and was able to make the summit of Tab after an hour long traverse from Shav. Glad to have this one over and done.
First hiked Shavano, then continued on Tabeguache. A beutiful day. My dog did great.
Did the Angel of Shavano Snow climb. Still some snow left. Traversed to Tab. And came back down over Shavano and then glissaded down to avoid the storms. It's quite a good workout.
Climbed Tabeguache in conjunction with Shavano. Nice hike, great views.
Definately much more enjoyable then Shavano.
A lot of sun-cupping on Tab.
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.