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Mount Elbert
August 22, 1998
San Isabel National Forest
Starting Elevation: ~ 10,XXX ? feet
Highest Elevation: 14,433 feet
Distance (round trip): 8 miles
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The trailhead. The trailhead.
It's still a long way to the top. It's still a long way to the top.
Looking down on Twin Lakes from behind some rocks Looking down on Twin Lakes from behind some rocks
Even higher up on the mountain (the summit is not visible). Even higher up on the mountain (the summit is not visible).
Almost to the top ... Almost to the top ...
There's the summit of Mount Elbert. There's the summit of Mount Elbert.
Looking back down the trail from the summit. Looking back down the trail from the summit.
The summit register. The summit register.
No crowds at first ... No crowds at first ...
Clouds reflected in Twin Lakes (as viewed from the summit). Clouds reflected in Twin Lakes (as viewed from the summit).
Looking south. Looking south.
The view to the west. The view to the west.
The view west-northwest. The view west-northwest.
The basin below and to the west-northwest. The basin below and to the west-northwest.
The view to the northwest. The view to the northwest.
Mount Massive to the north. Mount Massive to the north.
Looking north-northwest. Looking north-northwest.
... getting crowded on the top ... ... getting crowded on the top ...
A couple of proud girls. A couple of proud girls.
The cutest (and youngest) girl I have ever seen on a summit. The cutest (and youngest) girl I have ever seen on a summit.
More crowds (and dogs) on the summit. More crowds (and dogs) on the summit.
Another shot of the crowds on the summit. Another shot of the crowds on the summit.
Bernie (left) and Steve (right) chillin' on top. Bernie (left) and Steve (right) chillin' on top.
Bernie and Kurt headed back down. Bernie and Kurt headed back down.
An interesting perspective on Mount Massive. An interesting perspective on Mount Massive.
A father and son enjoying the view with Leadville below. A father and son enjoying the view with Leadville below.
Bernie and Kurt - almost home ... Bernie and Kurt - almost home ...
That's one tired and thirsty puppy. That's one tired and thirsty puppy.
Mount Elbert as seen from the valley floor. Mount Elbert as seen from the valley floor.
Along on this hike with me: Bernie and Kurt.


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