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 Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
 Post Date:  07/13/2012
 Date Climbed:   07/01/2012
 Posted By:  rockchalker

 Mt. Evans - Summit Lake   

We had arrived in Silverthorne only two days earlier and were looking for a good introductory climb to give some Fourteener newbie’s a glimpse into the world of climbing a Fourteener. In addition, Tim and I needed to add Evans to our Fourteener checklist.

We had a large group consisting of my family from TX (Joy, Reilly, Kylee and Kody), Bill and Kay (KS/CO), Mike and Diane (CO), Kim and Whitney (KS/TX), Tim and his crew (Madison, Lauren, Meredith and Dalton) from AR as well as Tom and Wendy from CO. A few of us had done multiple Fourteeners but for many this was to be their first. Evans provided just the right challenge.

We started at the Summit Lake trailhead around 8:00 AM and were on top in just over an hour. There was about a 1/2 mile on the Mt. Evans Road followed by about 1.5 miles of trail to the top. Nice trail all the way and again a great opportunity and experience for all.

We stopped at Beau Jo's for pizza in Idaho Springs, always a popular spot, especially on a Sunday afternoon.

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All of us at Summit Lake, pre hike

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Mike working his way up an early section of the trail.

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A few of the group are getting close.

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The Smith's, Whitney and Tim on the summit.

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Kody's first Fourteener with three more to come the next day.

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Kylee's 3rd Fourteener.

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Nice view from the summit.

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Tim and Meredith, her first!



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