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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 day...here 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
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Sunrise from the start of the hike
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Jonathan and Carl at about 12,000 ft...just getting started on the hike up
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Me with a faint image of Princeton in the background
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Carl and Jonathan making their way up the trail...it was tricky rock scrambling with the slick snow.
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A look back towards Buena Vista from about 12,500 ft.
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The slopes of Princeton...with a light dusting of snow.
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Jonathan (ortlieb) and Carl (Wesley) with the southern mtns in the background
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Me and Carl
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Mt. Antero from the Princeton trail
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Carl and Jonathan making their way up the rocks...great picture...the clouds were rising, it was neat to see
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Me on the summit
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Me and Jonathan on the summit
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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.



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  • Comments or Questions
Carl


Yeah snow     2011-05-02 08:23:28
A little bit of snow and we nearly have the mountain to ourselves. I can‘t complain. Nice TR.



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