Hike of Mt. Elbert, A Nearby Fourteener - July 15, 2008
A Hike To The Summit of Mt. Elbert - The Highest Mountain in Colorado (Photo above taken in October 2007) - Today I hiked to the summit of Mt. Elbert,
the highest point in the state of Colorado. Mt. Elbert is indeed "Twin Lakes' mountain."
Its imposing presence in the mountain backdrop of the village and lakes is impossible to
ignore when facing west. I took the most common hiking route to Mt. Elbert - the trail along
the northeast ridge of the mountain. Visit this specific link for more information about
directions to the trailhead here.
Looking back after reaching above timberline.
Approaching the prominent north face of Mt. Elbert. The summit is not in site and sit farther back.
Higher up the trail, a grand view to the west of the Upper Arkansas River Valley.
Myself standing on the summit.
Yes, much of the lakes and the village of Twin Lakes can be seen from the summit!
The view of Mt. Massive to the north.
One more photo of mountain after mountain after mountain ...
(South Halfmoon Road, a 4-wheel drive road, climbs up the valley in the immediate foreground.)