Mt Bierstadt July 10, 2010
Summit Elevation: 14,060 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 11,669 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,850 feet
Round-trip Length: 7.00 miles
Trailhead: Guanella Pass
Cimbers: Kent (greenwok), Michael (MWB)
Time: TH 6:40 AM, Summit 9:00 AM, Depart Summit 9:40 AM, TH 11:30 AM
Beautiful day - clear skies becoming partly cloudy with likely afternoon T-Storms sometime after we left. Cold at or near the top really due to a northwest wind chill - we were plenty comfortable except our fingers felt like popsicles despite wearing wind gloves!
We had done Evans 3 years ago via the Gulley as well as slogging through the muddy marsh and swore we would never be back up here again...thankfully the trail to Bierstadt avoids most if not all of the mud
Enjoy the gallery!
Mt Bierstadt Trail Head
Mt Bierstadt & Sawtooth to Evans on ascent
Grays & Torreys
Gulley to Evans - Glad to not be doing it this time!
Another shot of the Sawtooth
Longs Peak in the far distance - on the list this summer!
Pikes Peak in the far distance
Views from Bierstadt summit
Michael on the summit
Kent on the summit - for you Kevin!
The photo card I was holding didn't transpose as well as I had anticipated so took a close up here - Kevin knew Bierstadt & the Sawtooth well!
Mt Bierstadt Summit Marker
Alpine flowers - many were just beginning to bloom
A small alpine lake
Nice shot of Bierstadt and the Sawtooth on our descent
Line of hikers - very heavily traveled esp on weekends!
Scott Gomer Creek
Scott Gomer's other creek! :-)
A very full parking lot upon arrival back to our car to head home!