Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
Date Posted:  08/31/2008
Modified:  12/20/2010
Date Climbed:   08/13/2008
Author:  mtnview
 Canucks on Princeton  

Well I finally was brave enough to take the Rav4 up the Mt. Princeton road. Victoria and I enjoyed a great camp site just past the radio towers with an evening fire and chips and salsa. The place has great ambience not to mention shortening the climb to 3,400 feet.
The climb was in the cool of the morning with a clear day and was quite enjoyable although you had to perservere on the ridge's rocky terrain. Nice views of Antero.

On the way down the Princeton road around 1pm we just made it to the last turn when what do you know, up the road comes a small tractor pulling a trailer loaded with some equipment, a duelly service truck and a forest service half ton. I was just able to pull off. I shuddered if anyone met this armada further up. I did remember Brad and Wayne were not too far behind on the descent and may have met these guys on the one lane road. Are you around Wayne?

I spoke with the guy from the forest service and mentioned that there were about 8-10 vehicles up there and perhaps they should be going up early in the morning or in the evening as many would be coming down in the afternoon. He acknowledged this and said they were thinking of building more pullouts on the road. Good idea!

More photos of road etc here.

Also new Mt of the Holy Cross

Ahh, those early morning starts!

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Nice day
09/02/2008 10:16
Looks like you had fun, and nice website.


Good trip all around!
09/03/2008 04:43
Thanks Matt. It was another good trip to Colorado with good scrambles, good Mexican food and good gear shops.
Best regards


You make it look easy!
09/03/2008 11:04
I‘m gonna get me some pita chips!

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