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 Peak(s):  Mt. Elbert  -  14,433 feet
 Post Date:  03/08/2012
 Date Climbed:   02/18/2012
 Posted By:  Markwise

 Chicagoans in the Snow On Elbert's East Ridge      

Sorry this is such a belated trip report at a time of the year when conditions change daily, but for what its worth, here is my offering. A KML/GPX track, more photos, a video, and a panorama shot are all in my report. My full trip report is on my blog, please enjoy:

http://hiking.polarhaven.net/hike.php?id=81

For those who don't wish to follow through a link I've included some basic photos showing the conditions along the trail:

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Hiking up the 4WD road


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Just past the Colorado Trail on the South Elbert trail


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Up on the east ridge, good trench the whole way so far


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After a large meadow near 11500, ran into a confusing junction just after this


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A look at Elbert from around 12000


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Good rock/snow mix on the upper east ridge


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Another look at the snow conditions above 13000


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Perfect day from the summit.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (1)
Markwise


Summit     2012-03-10 20:37:44
Here are all my photos:
https://picasaweb.google.com/101528310056522706069/MtElbertWinter21812

It was bootable on top. Everything was windblown. Lot of open bare rock. Some portions with a foot of snow still.



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