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 Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
 Post Date:  07/14/2009
 Date Climbed:   07/11/2009
 Posted By:  greenwok

 Schooled in steep on Mt Yale!   

Mt. Yale - From Denny Creek
Summit Elevation: 14,196 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 9,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,300 feet
Round-trip Length: 8.75 miles
Trailhead: Denny Creek


Bluebird Day on Yale!

We (L-R Frank, KG AKA greenwok, Brendan, and Michael) left CO Springs shortly after 4AM and after a couple brief "traditional Bio stops" (Woodland Park & Gunsmoke!) we were on the trail by 7AM

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Weather was fantastic! Clouds began to build mid-late morning and by early afternoon the typical round of thunderstorms - but we were off the summit by 11:30 so no real issues with weather.

Let me just tell you if you haven't already hiked Yale - when Bill uses the words "Steep" and "Grind" what he really means is "STEEP" and "GRIND"! Of the 16 or so 14er's I've summitted - I believe this was the steepest from start to finish - it seemed there were really very few sections of the trail that did not have such an intense incline.

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Nonetheless it was a fantastic day to be in the Sawatch as you can see by some of the pictures below. We were back at the car by 2:30PM and couldn't get our shoes off fast enough!

Enjoy the remainder of the photos, and this delightful summer in the CO Rockies!

Cheers!

KG

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Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
dcbates80911


Yep, it is Steeeeeeep....     2009-07-14 19:01:10
Good job. BTW...your shorts look proper in the Summer....


Tjohn67238


Yale hike     2009-07-29 18:19:23
Congrats on summitting Yale. I hiked up it on 7/16. You‘re right, that incline is a challenge. I started early, took it slow, and stopped often. By the way, I like the marmot pic you got. It‘s a lot better than the one I took.



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