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Ascent of Mount Evans on 2011-09-04

Climber: Michele Arnold

Date:Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Evans
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14264 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

(#12, 13) Mts. Bierstadt, Evans- Sept 4, 2011
Departed Guanella Pass trailhead(11,669') at 5:45 am, Sawtooth combo route. Road to TH paved, easy, 2WD accessible.
*9.7 miles, 3900' vertical rise
Summit Bierstadt 14,060' @ 9:30
Summit Evans 14,264' @ 2:15
Companions: Jon Arnold, Rodd Hall, Ashley Hall
Comments: hiked with headlamps for 45 min. Clear Lake had mist rising off it. Boardwalks through the willows at base Bierstadt. Bierstadt was an easy summit. We then crossed the sawtooth and engaged in class 4 climbing. Nancy had packed up Autumn, Brielle, Maddy, and Hannah Holloway and headed to Summit Lake trailhead; attempted to rendezvous w us on Evans' West Ridge. Took us longer to ascend Bierstadt and cross Sawtooth than expected, so we met them at Evans summit area. I ran/hitchhiked down to Halls car at summit lake and drove back to Evans' summit. We packed 9 people into the car and rode down. Brielle got carsick and threw up into my Ziploc of unopened chocolate peanut butter fudge from Georgetown Candy Store. Back to condo in Georgetown by 6:00.
Song: Fergalicious, I Gotta Feeling, Raise Your Glass
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