Ascent of Mount Bierstadt on 2009-07-12

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Sunday, July 12, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bierstadt
    Elevation:14060 ft / 4285 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trail was better than I expected- I had read that the initial section, through a bog, was a pain, but now there are nice bridges over all the bad areas. I was shocked at the crowds- granted it was Sunday- but there had to be over 100, perhaps over 200, people, and even about a dozen dogs on the trail.

The views from the summit were awesome!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2791 ft / 849 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Mount Bierstadt Trail
    Trailhead:Guanella Pass Trailhead  11669 ft / 3556 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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