|Peak:||Mt. Elbert (14er)|
|Posted By:||Eli Watson|
|Date of Info:||02/20/2021|
Summited Elbert via East Ridge from 2WD TH. Bluebird, albeit windy, day until about 2 PM. Cold, cloudy, and very windy on the summit. Flurries on my way down.
4WD road is well packed for skinning / hiking. There are a couple camping spots available up the road given proper vehicle and tire capabilities.
Put on snowshoes at the sign that I believe is the 4WD TH, there is an excellent trench from there to treeline. Wore them until 12,800', but you can leave them at the usual stash spot at 12,500' without issue. Wore traction from there to summit.
10:53 AM - 2WD TH (0:00)
11:31 AM - 4WD TH (0:38)
1:42 PM - Snowshoes stash (2:11)
3:16 PM - Summit (1:34)
4:16 PM - Snowshoes retrieval (1:00)
5:25 PM - 4WD TH (1:09)
6:05 PM - 2WD TH (0:40)
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