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 Peak(s):  Mt. Elbert  -  14,433 feet
 Post Date:  09/30/2011
 Date Climbed:   09/28/2011
 Posted By:  richwill

 South east-Mt. Elbert   

We arrived early at 7am. The 4 wd road was easy in our ford f150. The trail was dry from start to summit. No mosquitos out in the morning, that was nice. Cool at starting, about freezing. Temps warmed quickly to mid day highs around 50. We took our time, taking in the peaking fall colors...about 8 hours round trip. At the summit we were joined by a mountain goat, he came up the west side & stayed for about 15 min or so.
If you can get up before snow moves in you can still bag Elbert and enjoy the fall colors.



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  • Comments or Questions
nyker


Nice colors     2011-09-30 21:06:47
The aspen appear to be near peak huh?


richwill


Colors     2011-10-01 10:51:09
Just a hint of green left. Colors should be prime this weekend into early next week.



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