Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2017-06-04

Climber: Vinnie Slade

Others in Party:JEREMY MOORE
Date:Sunday, June 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trek kicked the crap outta me. I tagged along with a buddy of mine (Moore) and a buddy of his (Renfro.) Moore was the fit guy bouncin up the mountain like it was nothin. Renfro and I huffed and puffed the entire way up. I was definitely not ready for the altitude adjustment. Felt like someone was sitting on my chest all weekend. I brought up the rear on the way up. But did better on the way down. The feeling of just getting to the top was amazing. On our way down we lost the trail at the tree line (it was still covered in snow.) We were able to reconnect to the trail after about 20 minutes of crashing through the woods. This was definitely a gratifying hike as it was my highest so far.

HP #1 of the Trip, #17 Overall
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4700 ft / 1432 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Trailhead:Elbert Creek Campground  9733 ft / 2966 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear

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