Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2017-07-10

Climber: Vic Hanson

Date:Monday, July 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

I camped at a nice spot in the trees just past the south trailhead, started hiking by 7am, spent about 1/2 hour on the crowded summit and was back at camp in 7 1/2 hours. Perfect weather except for a few sprinkles just before finishing. There was one small patch of snow on the trail at a switchback on the false summit. My first Colorado 14er.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5138 ft / 1566 m
    Extra Gain:174 ft / 53 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.3 mi / 21.4 km
    Route:South TH
    Trailhead:Free Campsite near TH  9643 ft / 2939 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes

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