Climbed Uncompahgre, Handies, and Wetterhorn on consecutive days from our Silver Spur Motel "base camp" in Lake City. The San Juans are amazing! Recommend high clearance 4wd for Nellie Creek Trailhead.
Man, what an awsome day. With only 3,000 gain, this had to be one of the easiest hikes and defenitely the most beautiful. I was the first one to summit, and had the place to myself for about 20 minutes. It was very enlightening.
Great day in the San Juans with my son and climbing partners Alan and Robert. My son and I played catch on the summit to celebrate his 5th and my 29th 14ers.
Started up at 6:10AM and reached the summit at 8:37. Ideal weather conditions though a bit hazy from the Grand Mesa forest fires. Met two nice older gentleman who had each climbed all the 14'ers, very interesting. Left the summit at 9:07 and back to the TH at 11:02. Another beautiful Colorado morning and my 40th 14'er..............sweet!
Fun day. Independence day hike
Beautiful day - a long, wet hike due to meltoff and postholing through remaining snowfields.
Well, not from the summit. We skied from the shoulder at 13,900 all the way to the car(with a few dry spots). I was able to skin up to about 13,600. The class 2+ gully on the west face is completely dry, although you must cross an exposed snowfield to get there. See TR on 14ers.com.
We approached from Nellie Creek. We hiked from where the road was blocked with snow. This was my second climb of Uncompahgre.
This was my first climb of Uncompahgre. I approached from Matterhorn Creek Trailhead. I went up one of the ugly gulleys on the west side, and came down the standard route on the south east and circled back around the mountain to return to the same trailhead.
Lovely weather after a rainy,snowy day on wetterhorn the day before.
Climbed the standard route from Nellie Creek. Had to park about 2 miles from the trailhead due to icy conditions in upper Nellie Creek. Beautiful day, calm and not to chilly! Not much snow on the trail until above 12,000' (even then only about 6")then the upper slopes above the cliffs were dry!
fun 3 peak linkup
the San Juans. Beautiful day. Spent an hour on the summit with about 40 other people and my dog. The dog was good company:)
I love the San Juans. A very unique peak, and it was a great climb. We climbed the standard route, went by very quickly.
Relatively easy climb on a beautiful day. My dog, Scout's, first fourteener.
lots of sheep. =-]
Did combo with Wetterhorn from Matterhorn TH. Beautiful day!
Made the long trek over from Matterhorn Creek in the hopes of climbing both Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn. Unfortunately, the weather was less than ideal, so we only got to Uncompahgre. I enjoyed the look of this mountain- very unusual.
This was one of my favorite 14'ers for a long time until I've done enough that it's hard to pick just one!
I started at the Matterhorn Creek TH and first summited Wetterhorn and Matterhorn. I then took the long way around on the SW slopes route to the standard trail. An awesome looking mountain but not very interesting for climbing.
Made the summit in 5:30 with a ctc of 7:40.