Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,229 feet
Tabeguache Peak  -  14,155 feet
Date Posted:  08/30/2007
Date Climbed:   08/26/2007
Author:  JB

 Shavano/Tabeguache - Blank Gulch  

Great Trip!

Got moving from Blank Gulch TH around 6AM.

Don‘t miss the turn for Shav and Tab within the first mile.

A glimpse of the shoulder of Shavano from the trees.

Welcomed by sheep just above treeline.

The Angel Of Shavano, dry as a bone.

The final ridge up to Shavano

Victory! I summited around 9AM. I had the summit all to myself and so far had only passed a few folks on their way down. Would make a great night hike... Bluebird so far, so I hung out for 15 min. and decided to head over to Tab.

The ridge over to Tabeguache isn‘t all that bad. I found it to be a lot easier than going from Belford to Oxford and back, for example.

Got to Tab around 10. Drank a beer in the sun. Still no company, though I saw a couple descending the North side of Tab. Early summiters up here

Got back to Shav by about 11:30AM and ran into about a dozen groups on their way up and over.

And slogged it out to the TH by about 2PM.

Perfect day. Couldn‘t have asked for better weather.

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 Comments or Questions

awesome stuff
11/30/2010 17:20
Nice climb. And it sounds like it was rather peaceful and uncrowded. I especially liked the beer bit. The photo lacks clarity, but if I had to guess, I'd say it's an import, noted by the thinnish-looking neck and smallish-looking label ... and bulbous-looking shoulder on the bottle. So whatchya drinkin' in that there pic?


08/31/2007 15:37
That would be a Lefthand Milk Stout imported all the way from Longmont
One of their finest I might add.

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