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zoriloco
August 3rd, 2009, 11:32 PM
Summit Elevation: 14,060 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 11,669 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,850 feet
Round-trip Length: 7.00 miles
Trailhead: Guanella Pass

Sunday we decided to hike Mt Bierstadt wit the wife, sister in law and her boyfriend. We left home around 5:30am and arrived at the TH at 7:00am. It was my second 14 1st time for everyone else. The weather was great. Not a single cloud in the sky. We parked the Xterra and saw the challange to come.


This pic was taken when we got back to the TH since the sun was shining right in front of us when we got there.

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At the begining of the trail you find some wetland so they built these little passages.

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Still some snow up there

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zoriloco
August 3rd, 2009, 11:32 PM
The whole team

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Plaque.......

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Had a sandwich, spent around 30 min at the summit

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Sled down the snow Ghetto style (with our rain poncho's hehehe)

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Crazy how deep that thing was.

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At the end it took us 4 hrs to get up and 2 to get back to the TH (need to train more)

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Steve
August 5th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Cool pics. :thumbsup:

I spent a week there a few years ago with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado building a bunch of that trail.

husker267
August 6th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Great report and pics! Thanks for sharing

Colin
August 8th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Hiking in jeans.... :tisk:


in-laws :shrug: :P

Looks like a good time! Might have to hit that one up soon :thumbsup:

zoriloco
August 10th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Hiking in jeans.... :tisk:


in-laws :shrug: :P

Looks like a good time! Might have to hit that one up soon :thumbsup:

Its a great hike, better to be there during the week. To much traffic during the weekend.

Told them not to use Jeans, but he said he was fine, what else can I do right?