Mount Elbert 14,433′ Box Creek Cirque 5/18/09

Went for a nice little trip today. Started at the North Elbert TH and went up the North Ridge. Turned a little early up the ridge and got a bit off trail but it all worked out with a little bushwhacking.

It was nice to have some alone time, but I was really surpised to not see anyone on Elbert all day. It was like climbing a 14er 20 years ago.

I was able to ski off the summit for about 20 vert. Then walked 5 feet with skis on and skied continuously to the bottom of the cirque.

Except for the skiing I had shoes on the entire trip. Hope some of the photos give you guys some beta.

Finally a view of the Box Creek Cirque

Mt Oklahoma

Deer Mountain

Grizzly I think

Massive to the Far Right

Panorama from Quail to Massive. CLICK IT

elbert-panorama

Off the Top

Box Creek Panorama. CLICK IT

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3 comments

  1. Way to go get it before its gone. Some good beta in here. Looks like N Massive is in!

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