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 Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
"Tigger Pk"  -  13,300 feet
 Post Date:  06/16/2007
 Date Climbed:   06/15/2007
 Posted By:  skier25

 Mount Princeton + Tigger Peak   

We left Thursday evening for Mt. Princeton. I am pleased to report that there is no snow whatsoever on the Mt. Princeton road the entire way to the top. We camped in the tent sites just a few yards up from the radio towers. Thankfully, we didn't have to set up tents in the dark upon arrival. I couldn't sleep at all, but we had a beautiful sunset.

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We woke up and were on the trail by 6:08 AM. I'm happy to say that we had perfect weather the entire day. If you are worried about snow conditions, don't be. This is the most snow we encountered.

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Before the trip, I was hoping for the possibility of a glissade. As you can see, it wasn't going to happen.

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Despite being the first to summit Mt. Princeton that day , I didn't follow Bill's route description. Here's some advice: follow his route. I deviated and went straight up the main face! It was a lot of work I could have avoided. (Bill's route is Blue, and my route is Red).

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I arrived at the summit at 9:20 AM and signed the register (I also signed TM's name). After spending roughly an hour on the summit (it was remarkable weather), we were lucky enough to climb Tigger Peak too. The trail is in good condition along the entire connecting ridge from Princeton to Tigger Peak.

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The ridge, just like the main Princeton trail, is devoid of any snow that might be a concern. There are a few patches of snow, but they don't interfere with the trail.

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I summited Tigger Peak at 12:00 noon. The view of Mt. Antero was great from this vantage point.

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The trail down Tigger to the road is in poor shape (Either that or we didn't use it). I guess that not too many people use this trail. Here's a picture I took looking up at Tigger Peak. It was taken as we descended Tigger to the road.

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Below is a picture of the trail we used to descend Tigger (taken from the road in the morning).

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I did get to see a huge mountain goat, but he bolted before I could do anything else. Overall, I had a great climb!



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