Peak(s):  Handies Peak  -  14,048 feet
Post Date:  07/22/2006
Date Climbed:   07/19/2006
Posted By:  eatyourroadkill

 handies - the easy way  

I was up maggie gulch doing trail work for the CT and had one day off. After various cross-country iterations of bagging handies with no takers, i decided to drive to the american basin trailhead and hike up the 3 mile trail. Left at 9am and got to the top at 10:40. easy pace and stopped to talk to some girls from durango and pet their dogs. the 14ers initiative have done a beautiful job routing the trail away from the meadow. Image great views and not too crowded on top .. maybe 10 people and a few dogs. Image the person i was hiking with freaks out when thunder and lighting are in the area so we ran done it in 50 minutes... me with boots on.

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