Peak(s):  Grizzly Pk A  -  13,988 feet
Date Posted:  07/19/2013
Date Climbed:   06/28/2013
Author:  mattpayne11
 Sunset from the Divide - Grizzly Peak   

This one took me a few weeks to process all the photos and write-up. I've been super busy lately with work and photographing a wedding/etc.

This was a pretty fun solo adventure into the west Sawatch to tackle Grizzly. Thanks to the other trip reports on this site which helped me make my decision on which mountain and route to use.

As usual, I have the Full Trip Report on my website, and here are a few teaser images:

I really liked this hike - lots of solitude, scenery and some decent route-finding. I highly recommend it. Just don't down-climb in the dark like I did...

I was able to get a really insane photo of the Northern Lights - a first for me.

Comments or Questions

Grizzly from a paved road
07/19/2013 22:19
Grizzly's East Face can be seen from 82 leadville side, somewhere around twin lake as I recall.


Nice photos
07/19/2013 22:23
In some of your past reports, I thought the photos were a bit much for my eyes...but I really enjoyed these. Nice work!

I can't imagine descending that route in the dark with an extra 20 lbs on my back


Paved Road
07/19/2013 22:53
Ahhh man Elliot you ruined my day haha j/k ~ Thanks man.

Thanks Rainier - appreciate it =)


Nice work!
07/20/2013 02:02
Nice stuff Matt, that last pano sure has that sweet light.

Love it
07/20/2013 03:16
Great trip and photos!!


So where's
07/21/2013 14:14
...the northern lights photo??


Northern Lights
07/21/2013 15:47
This is the one:


Nice work, Matt
08/09/2013 00:52
Glad to see you were able to get away from Payne Farms and do some shooting. Love the shot of the Three Apostles.


08/09/2013 04:56
Haha thanks bro - yeah... that takes up some time too... =)

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