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 Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
 Post Date:  08/28/2008
 Date Climbed:   08/25/2008
 Posted By:  jackanthony78

 Princeton-25 Aug 08   

Drove to the radio towers in a 2000 Subaru Forester, no problems..but for my first time I was worried about the "what if I need to turn around?"...no worry, I made it AOK. More on the road later!

Hiked to Princeton. As of 1130 am, 11 folks this day made it to the top this fine day; a Catholic priest from Poland who serves in Salida, a nice young couple from Denver, three pals from Denver, a Notre Dame student and his dad, and another adventurous couple. 14ers.com info was 100% accurate! At times, the cairns were extremely helpful in picking a way thru the boulders....surely needed and appreciated by me. By 1145 am it was time to get off the top as thunder clouds were brewing.

I gave the young couple a ride to their car at the trailhead, save them 3 miles more on their great day. The road was graded and thankfully the worker was done...gosh, I'm not sure what I would have done if I came nose to nose with him. Grading made the road tougher to drive down since the soil was soft and deeper in places and in some eroded areas steeper in places. They do a great job maintaining the road up to the towers...I just was a wee bit nervous being the test pilot. The Sube and I did AOK. My passengers were impressed...well, maybe relieved as we arrived at their car :-)

Great day...safe day, met 11 neat people. Image
Author on top with Mt Antero in background. Note my trusty GPS receiver. Thank you US Air Force for this FREE service that‘s always reliable and spot on!
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Looking east along the ridge towards Unnamed Peak.
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Getting set for the final push up the ridge.
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Clouds starting to build.



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