Ascent of Mount Evans on 2007-09-21

Climber: Robert Stewart

Others in Party:Peter
Date:Friday, September 21, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Evans
    Elevation:14264 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started our trip at Summit Lake and hiked the east face of Mount Evans. It was only around 1.5 miles up and every one made it up with ease. We saw some mountain goats on the way up and around the summit. Peter and I decided to try and hike back towards Guanella Pass TH and try and nock out Bierstadt via the Sawtooth. We got about a tenth of a mile out on the Sawtooth and realized we had climbed about 30' above the trail and had to backtrack. We made the decision to not try the Sawtooth and just make our way to Guanella Pass TH and meet up with the rest of our party (who would pick us up after desending Evans). Towards the base of the two peaks we had to bushwack through fairly thick scrub. The weather today, compared with the weather the day before on Lindsey, was perfect for climbing 14ers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1419 ft / 432 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2595 ft / 790 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1419 ft / 432 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:East Face
    Start Trailhead:Summit Lake  12845 ft / 3915 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2595 ft / 790 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    End Trailhead:Guanella Pass  11669 ft / 3556 m

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