Mount Elbert summit register gone?

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Mount Elbert summit register gone?

Postby Jean-Francois Gout » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:56 am

Hi everyone,

I hiked my first American 14er last week and I was disappointed when I realized that there was no register book at the top of Mount Elbert! I've read online that there should be one. So, is it gone or was I just so tired that I did not find it?
If anyone has information about the Mount Elbert register, please share.
Thanks,

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Re: Mount Elbert summit register gone?

Postby Brian C » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:58 am

If you don't sign the register it doesn't count!!

Just kidding. Many summit registers have gone missing in the last few years. Also, it may have been under some snow.
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Re: Mount Elbert summit register gone?

Postby roguejackalope » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:34 pm

I blame Bigfoot and his strict LNT ethos. He's always hiding those things or packing them out.

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Re: Mount Elbert summit register gone?

Postby schrund » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:51 pm

On page 25 of the current Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) Board Manual (posted on their website) the following statement is made:
"Peak Registers
 The CMC will endeavor to maintain registers on peaks, especially 14ers. [passed October 1980]"

The manual is posted online at: http://www.cmc.org/about/docs/CMCBoardManual.pdf
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Re: Mount Elbert summit register gone?

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:23 pm

I was up on Elbert yesterday. Didn't see the official register, but there were a few sheets of paper and some pens stashed under a rock. As Brian said, the "official" one is probably buried under the snow inside one of the wind breaks.
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Re: Mount Elbert summit register gone?

Postby Jean-Francois Gout » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:38 pm

Thanks for the information guys.

I wish I saw the sheets of papers... I guess it means I'll have to go back :)

Jean-François

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