Approach: North Ridge from Clear Creek
We arrive to one of the campsites near the TH on Saturday night, we were coming back from summiting Antero so we arrived pretty late at night (around 10pm). We probably woke up some campers when driving by.
We had attempted this peak last year in August, but because of weather we had to return back and we did not make it. So, this was our "revenge" on this 14er.
We camped near some miner's cabins, about 1/4 mile from the TH.
Let's build that cabin!
We started our climb next morning around 8am, it was a pretty clear blue sky day. The trail starts steep, however after 1000 feet elevation you can get very nice views.
The Three Apostles
You can see the summit right away from the trail.
Summit of Huron Pk
The trail keeps climbing and climbing...
Looking down on the trail, you can see some hikers down there
And the summit looks closer and closer...
Looking up on the trail
We summited around 10.45 am, took us about 2 h 45 min (including stops to snack, take pictures, etc.)
Mt. Harvard and Columbia in the distance
Near the summit there was some steep snow
On the other side looking down on the East side
After eating our lunch an taking some more pictures we headed down. The wind was starting to blow harder and it was getting cold. We made it down in about 2 hours, got to our camp spot around 1.30 pm. Packed everything and ready to head back home.
This is a beautiful peak with wonderful views and a great place to camp out. Definitely one of our favorites.