• Date - 09/30/2012
  • Elevation - 14,433'
  • Route - East Ridge
  • Miles - 8.0
  • Elevation Gain - 4,100'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Taylor Just


This was a special hike for me.  My oldest daughter didn't have any sports going on this particular Sunday and decided she wanted to hike a 14er.  I always said I wasn't going force my hobbies on my kids, so when she expressed interest on her own I was pretty excited.  Taylor made great time. We ascended in 3 hours and 20 minutes. After spending 20 minutes on the summit, we returned to the trailhead in 1 hour and 40 minutes.


Leaving the trailhead early in the day.James and TaylorMount Elbert TrailheadTaylor and Mount ElbertTaylor and Twin LakesJames and TaylorTaylor nearing the summit.Taylor on the summit of Mount Elbert.Group Summit PhotoTaylor on Mount Elbert.Taylor and James on the hike out.Mount Elbert and Taylor