Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2006-10-27

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Friday, October 27, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:4327 ft / 1318 m

Ascent Trip Report

EN: "I did this via the same route as Paul K. His report is spot on. The main difficulty on this trip would be the road coming in from the south. There are now three washouts. I was able to manage all of them with no real difficulty, however, the washout where the road crosses Wallanding Creek is growing quite large and the creek was running right over the road when I visited. It would not be at all surprising to me if the November 2006 floods have rendered this spot more difficult to drive across, possibly requiring 4WD and some careful driving to get across. Or completely washed out. Whoever comes along next will have to find out whether or not that is the case for himself. But it may be worth considering when planning to hit this peak, with the possibility of navigating the roads from the north kept in mind as a backup plan. Or walking some road" --Eric Noel, October 28, 2006
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:727 ft / 221 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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