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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
 Post Date:  07/08/2008
 Date Climbed:   07/05/2008
 Posted By:  lydiah

 Mt. Bierstadt   

So this is late going up, but I did Mt. Bierstadt on Saturday. It was awesome! I got on the trail by 6:15am with a few others already headed up. I was really dreading the willows after reading everyone‘s reports, but since the Forest Service has put the boardwalk in, it was cake, not a single problem.

Conditions were great all along the trail... there was some snow to the side of the trail as you got to the top of the hill, but it was off to the side, so it was no problem!

The tricky thing I found was that as you start climbing the face and it gets really rocky, the trail is very hard to keep track of at times and you could tell everyone else was having trouble with it too! People we kind of scattered around just trying to find a good route up.

There was some snow you had to traverse over on the final push to the summit. In fact it was a little slick... especially coming back down.

The view from the top was awesome, and pictures just don‘t do any justice to the sawtooth! It was amazing to look at, and I‘m sure it‘s amazing to cross over.

I hike alone, but I met some really nice people along the way...

Jason - it was nice to meet you! I‘m glad you made the summit and hope you enjoyed it and had a safe hike back down!

So I took some pic‘s but didn‘t charge my battery long enough, so I got to the summit and had to take pic‘s with my phone!! But I will post some up here in the next day or two.

Lydia H

 


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