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 Peak(s):  Mt. Elbert  -  14,433 feet
 Post Date:  06/03/2012 Modified: 06/04/2012
 Date Climbed:   06/03/2012
 Posted By:  Mountain Goat1

 Elbert - Northeast Ridge   

So my dad and I got up around 4:30 A.M. and drove down to Lead ville and got to the Elbert trailhead around 5:30. The trail was clear of snow and going up was great except for the fact that I had a bad pair of socks to go hiking in so I had a pretty good blister early on so it kinda hurt but I pushed on anyway and ignored it. We hit tree line early on and it had some rewarding views. We had yet to see glimpse of snow on the ground even at tree line and we wouldn't until much further up. We later learned that there was an expedition of around 60 people going up around 30 minutes behind us so we hauled it up there this was not fun considering that we were even going relatively fast through the steep sections. Luckily there was no snow on the trail for most of the route and we didn't see snow until the final summit pitch and this snow was mostly avoidable. We stayed ahead of the crowds and made it to the summit and made the climb back down. The weather cooperated through the whole hike and overall it was a great day on Elbert and I'd love to do Elbert again in the near future.
 


  • Comments or Questions (10)
zdero1



I appreciate     2012-06-03 22:04:09
any info from this site about 14er conditions, but this piece resembles a conditions report more than a trip report. You seemed to be receptive to the constructive feedback provided to you by the site administrator, so why the resistance?


Mountain Goat1

@zdero1     2012-06-04 13:10:13
Well I feel like I have the right to wright as I want no matter what anyone thinks. Thank you for the feedback


kushrocks


Agreed with zdero1     2012-06-04 13:59:59
My conditions report from this last weekend contained more info and pictures than this. This is not a trip report. When you post something like this as a trip report it pushes down all the real trip reports that contain valuable information and pictures that people are looking for. Please remove and post in conditions report.


kushrocks


Agreed with zdero1     2012-06-04 14:00:11
My conditions report from this last weekend contained more info and pictures than this. This is not a trip report. When you post something like this as a trip report it pushes down all the real trip reports that contain valuable information and pictures that people are looking for. Please remove and post in conditions report.


Peezy167

WHO CARES!!!!!     2012-06-04 20:52:15
Brother who posted this, do your thing! I'm climbing elbert this weekend, and this was a great report!!! Considering i've been looking for a recent one for the past month! Haters! Funny aren;t they!??? Probably these older peeps in their 40's who think they're so cool because they've done evry fourteener in CO! I'll beat all of your old asses to the top of the hardest peaks! Fags!


Peezy167

some mistakes.     2012-06-04 20:53:35
Buy ya man, thanks!


Mountain Goat1

@peezy167     2012-06-06 16:51:53
thanks man! Yeah I never really care what haters think!


zdero1



lol     2012-06-06 22:03:11
You don't care what the haters think yet as soon as Bill tells you your TR is not a TR you immediately become a yes man (throws up devil horns). The fact that you came back to check the ”TR” for feedback indicates you do care, so keep pretending.

Hopefully as you continue to use this site you'll follow the norms that nearly all the other members of this climbing community follow to help keep this site great, including not using foul/offensive language and following the instructions that pop up before you add certain content.


mtnkub


don't be hating     2012-06-08 11:32:58
for me, current conditions are the most valuable information in trip reports (and trip reports are more easy to navigate to from the route description sites than the condition reports).
So, thank you Mountain Goat1...
But Peezy167, why are you hating them 40 year olds? You know, you might be one one day. And really, old age is not so bad if you consider the alternative.


Mountain Goat1

@zdero1     2012-06-08 20:25:19
Look to tell you the truth I do the best I can when I write these reports and I am just a beginner so can we all stop with the back and forth negative comments to each other.



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