Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
Date Posted:  10/17/2012
Date Climbed:   10/15/2012
Author:  TxMountainman
 Summited Mt. Evans  

I started at 6:00am on Monday morning at the Echo Lake lodge and headed up Mt. Evans road towards the summit. It was my intention to summit Evans walking on the road the whole way up and down. I made it to the 9 mile mark (Summit Lake) at 9:30am and it was very windy. From there i kept hiking straight up the road from mile marker 9, to mile marker 14 and the summit parking lot. As i made it to the summit parking lot, it was about 15 degrees with winds about 40-50mph with gust that were just unreal kicking up the snow in all directions. As i started my climb on the rocks above the parking lot to the summit, i realized the trail up was about knee deep in snow, but continued anyways until i reached the summit at 11:30am. I sat for a few minutes in the brisk wind and attempted to take pictures with my Iphone, but it kept shutting off do to the cold weather, but i did manage to get the proof on camera that i wanted. I headed back down and made it to Summit Lake at approximately 2:15pm. Continued to hike the rest of the 9 miles back and it was gorgeous, a bit windy still but sunny and warmer as i headed down. I made it back to Echo Lake Lodge where i parked at 5:15pm. 29 miles roughly total, but so worth it. If any of you are planning on still going up this season, before true winter hits, id be prepared for the summit, it is the real deal. Cold Cold Cold and windy windy windy. Good luck to all and i hope my post helped.

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 Comments or Questions

No photo?
10/17/2012 10:17
Where's the picture?


Photos posted
10/17/2012 17:44
They are upside down and i don't know why..

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