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 Peak(s):  Uncompahgre Peak  -  14,309 feet
 Post Date:  10/14/2009
 Date Climbed:   10/12/2009
 Posted By:  4HClimber

 Half Way There!   

Glorious Fall Day on Uncompahgre

From the Nellie Creek Trailhead

8:00 a.m. - Depart Trailhead
11:00 a.m. – Summit
11:45 a.m. – Depart Summit
2:00 p.m. – Arrive Trailhead

The weather was fabulous as I officially completed half of the Colorado 14ers in one year and 4 months. While I was climbing solo (as usual and with my Spot Beacon), I did share the mountain with 7 others on this great fall day. I'm not going to get too wordy with this narrative--I'll just throw some captions on the photos. You gotta love these late season climbs with such perfect weather!


Here is the first glimpse of the objective.
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Here is a little closer look at Uncompahgre.
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Gotta fly the flag!
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And of course you have to get the WOW shot while you are on this peak.
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Thanks to the AFgeezer (center) and his two friends from the Denver area, I was able to get the WOW shot. Thanks a bunch.
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A look to the southwest at the Wetterhorn.
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Red Cloud (left) and Sunshine (center) were on my list for the next day but the weather and one of my toes had other thoughts.
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Here is a look at part of the lower trail from near the top.
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A look down the scree gully on the way down.
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Parting shot. Thanks for a great day Uncompahgre!
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  • Comments or Questions (3)
cftbq


way to go     2009-10-14 13:07:37
Halfway there is a nice milestone; I remember how good it made me feel. On to harder ones!


Floyd


Thanks     2009-10-15 13:19:49
Thanks for the pictures on conditions! You‘ve helped me make up my mind for my weekend destination.


kimo

28 in 16 months     2009-10-15 22:34:45
Well done on the peak bagging. I need to step it up considering I want to stand on my finisher on my 40th bday - unfortunately just a few years away.

I wanted to get to Uncompaghre this year but I just can‘t drive that far and not enjoy 3 or 4 days in the area.



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