Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2011-08-13
|Others in Party:||Laura Friedrich|
George Schaaf Jr.
|Date:||Saturday, August 13, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14433 ft / 4399 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIf you're looking to experience a large, remote feeling peak, this is definitely not for you (at least not during summer weekends). Although the route is reasonably aesthetic, the ease of approach and ascent mean that you'll encounter hoards of other folks on the summit. If you need to bag this one as part of the 14ers or US highpoints, then there's not a lot of choice, but otherwise there are plenty of other peaks in the area that receive far less attention and have more to offer.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3913 ft / 1192 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.2 mi / 11.6 km|
| Route:||East Ridge|
| Trailhead:||10520 ft / 3206 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
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