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 Peak(s):  Mt. Elbert  -  14,433 feet
 Post Date:  08/04/2011
 Date Climbed:   07/31/2011
 Posted By:  tmccormack

 Elbert - Northeast Ridge   

Left Denver around 4:15 AM and arrived at the TH approximately 6:30 AM. TH parking lot was already half full.

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Trail was a little damp the first quarter mile or so with a little bit of snow melt runoff remaining. There was a flimsy bridge about one half mile in crossing a small stream.

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Moderately steep going up through the trees which continues for almost the entire journey to the top.

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Split off from the Colorado Trail about 1 mile in.

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This is the small clearing at 11,600’. Looks like you can see the summit, but that’s not it.

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Looking back at the trail as it emerges from the tree line.

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And a view of twin lakes.

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Approaching the top of the ridge

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Following the trail to the right, just before it reaches the flat area around 13,900’.

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Last real pitch to the summit.

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Finally get a view of the summit.

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At the top.

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Time up: 3 hours 50 minutes
Time down: 2 hours 15 minutes



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