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 Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,229 feet
Tabeguache Peak  -  14,155 feet
 Post Date:  08/25/2007
 Date Climbed:   07/14/2007
 Posted By:  summitseeker

 Shav-Tab Combo   

Went down to the Standard TH the night before. Got there around 1am and did some car camping. Ambitious plans to wake up at 4 turned into a 530 wake-up call from Mr. Sun. Whoops!

Daybreak
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After hauling A#@ to make up some time, and passing many friendly flatlanders, I made it up to tree line. Always a welcomed sight.

Treeline
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This was your standard Sawatch climb- nothing too extraordinary, but certainly satisfying. The flowers were out, but the Angel of Shavano was on summer vacation.

Looking up towards the saddle
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Looking up towards the summit block
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The hike is relatively easy going until you hit the summit block. Then the gradient kicks up a notch and the sweat finally started to pour. Made the summit in less than 3 hours hiking at a good clip.

From Shavano summit looking north towards Mt. Antero
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Next stop Tabaguache!

From Shavano summit looking towards Tabaguache
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The descent to the saddle is pretty standard and did not require too much trail-finding. It did offer some spectacular views of the surrounding area though.

From the Shav-Tab saddle looking up at Tab
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Unfortunately, there aren't any well marked trails up to the summit from there, so you just have to make your own way. Just keep heading up and you can't go wrong ;) The traverse to Tab took slightly less than an hour.

From Tabagauche summit looking back at Shavano
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Looking west from the summit
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Homage to Mr. Middlebrook
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Hiking back to Shavano, the marmots made their presence known. Ah, the life of a marmot: sunbathing, getting fat for the winter, summiting 14ers

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Back on the summit of Shavano, I finally caught up with the crowds. The weather was holding and it was only 1130 so I decided to relax for a bit.

Looking back towards Tab after checking it off the list
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On the way down looking at the Angel of Shavano trail from the saddle Image

Just another day on your standard Sawatch 14er. Always a pleasure!



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  • Comments or Questions (2)
cftbq


Geography     2010-11-30 10:20:16
So, you managed to move Mt. Antero around so that it's now south of Mt. Shavano? I'd love to know how to do this; it would make some climbs much more convenient!


summitseeker


whoops     2008-05-12 21:19:53
sorry



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