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Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
Post Date:  08/17/2008
Date Climbed:   08/17/2008
Posted By:  BHallDDS

 Mt. Princeton with a little white magic   

I was sitting around Denver this weekend with horrible weather trying to get a 14er bagged and bailed on Saturday but decided to give one a go on Sunday. Thankfully, Jonathan (ortlieb) and Carl (Wesley) were willing to give Princeton a shot. Turned out to be a great are the pics:

Left Golden at 4 A.M and arrived at the Princeton trailhead around 6:15 or so...

Here's the first pic of our start where we parked at one of the switchbacks on the road (I think at about 11,200) and yes that's ortlieb getting the job done

Sunrise from the start of the hike

Jonathan and Carl at about 12,000 ft...just getting started on the hike up

Me with a faint image of Princeton in the background

Carl and Jonathan making their way up the was tricky rock scrambling with the slick snow.

A look back towards Buena Vista from about 12,500 ft.

The slopes of Princeton...with a light dusting of snow.

Jonathan (ortlieb) and Carl (Wesley) with the southern mtns in the background

Me and Carl

Mt. Antero from the Princeton trail

Carl and Jonathan making their way up the rocks...great picture...the clouds were rising, it was neat to see

Me on the summit

Me and Jonathan on the summit

All-in-all, great day...wasn't terribly cold...probably started out at 40 and was probably 25 or 30 at the summit. Got a little snowed on the way up there but it cleared here and there and made for a great hike. Good work Wesley and ortlieb. Let's do it sometime again.

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

  • Comments or Questions

Yeah snow     05/02/2011 14:23
A little bit of snow and we nearly have the mountain to ourselves. I can‘t complain. Nice TR.

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