I good class 2 hike. Best if you can car pool and descend Shavano's east face. . . if you want to do them both.
lots of folks out hiking
Went for a direct ascent up Tabegauche a few clicks to the left of the left shoulder. Was about to get on the ridge and saw a big thunderhead rollin in..Got pounded with m and m size hail on the way down the inside of that shoulder in a skree feild. When we got to the base of the mountain by the lake it cleared up to bright and beautiful skies and about 80F. Fun time. will hopefulyl be able to go back and finish it soon.
Over to Shavano & back in snow as my companion wouldn't circle summit
Great climb! Sadly blew out my old Vasques low on the mountain. That duct tape is a miracle invention!
Traversed over from Shavano, travelled through snow most of the way, really clear day.
Returned with Mountin Girl to bag Tab after turning back last year due to weather. Very cool hike over the saddle to the summit and back.
With "Dude, that must hurt". The forecast almost made me stay home. Glad I did'nt!
Climbed with Shavano via the Blank Gulch trail
Made it over from Shavano via Blank Gulch. Quicker traverse than it looks, since you've just gone about 5,000 vert for Shavano, it may look REALLY FAR AWAY...don't quit! Keep going! It's easy.
Love these doubles!
3/4/14- added on tabeguache after a tiring, time consuming climb of shavano. almost turned back 200' beneath the summit due to avy concerns, but re-adjusted and found a safe passage to the top. really enjoyed this summit! #59/100 winter
4/22/06- re-climbed shavano and the angel snowfield to summit tabeguache. what a fun group!
Nice climb, great views. After Tabegauche, we headed over UN 13712 to Jones Peak. We descended Jones Peak to Shavano Lake which is probably one of the most scenic spots I've been to. Bushwacked through the drainage below the lake until popping out on the CO trail.
When we began the mountains were covered by clouds. We broke out the Shavano saddle to look over a white world pierced only by high mountain peaks. What a sight! By the time we reached the Shavano summit, all the couds had burned off for a great view in all directions.
Hiked ridge from Shavano with Mic and Kalet.
October 20, 2007: From Jones Peak & 13712. En route to Mount Shavano & "Esprit Point". 7:45 roundtrip.
May 29, 2006: From Mount Shavano and en route to "Esprit Point". Climbed with crzyjt.
Quite the workout after summting Shavano 1st. The ridge leading up to Tabeguache's summit is still holding some solid snow and the views were great.
I do not recommend going from Browns Lake. Route finding is difficult; the “route” is mostly missing due to slides that have changed the terrain since it was written in the Roach Guide. The day did produce some good quality suffering.