Ascent of Mount Evans on 2010-08-31

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Evans
    Elevation:14264 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

I paid the evil fee to drive the road. The road is a winner, crowded enough that the oncoming traffic makes the exposure exciting. Who said that hiking is harder than driving? Well maybe it is but driving this was scarier than hiking Elbert. I held my breath and my car never overheated. Near the top there were a lot of goats at play which had the tourists fascinated. I made quick work of the closed trail to the top and touched the highest boulder. Silly CMC rules would not let me count this but screw that. If you've been to the highpoint, you've been to the highpoint.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:144 ft / 43 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:144 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:A Little Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot  14120 ft / 4303 m
Descent Statistics

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