Difficulty: Class 1
Distance: 9.50 miles
Starting Elevation: 10,040'
Elevation Gain: 4,700'
Some information on hiking along these routes can be found at the sites below. Please review the route before the trip. https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=elbe1&peak=Mt.+Elbert
Trailhead location: North Mt Elbert TH, Coordinates: 39°09'07.4"N 106°24'42.4"W
We'll meet at North Mt Elbert trailhead at 6:00am and will start hiking at 6:15am. We may stop for food after the hike.
There is no official carpool for this hike. You can use the message board to arrange carpooling. I may camp or stay in a nearby town.
Make sure to bring water, snacks and warm layers.
Bad weather (rain, high winds) postpones/cancels.
By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.