Mount Elbert – a little side trip

Well, we were passing by, and it is the highest mountain in the Rockies, and the second highest mountain in the contiguous United States …

At 14,440 feet high we did feel the altitude a bit as we got near the top! More worrying were the black clouds which had rolled in, but luckily it was only a bit of snow, not a thunderstorm, so we wrapped up well and carried on.

It was a great day out!

Nice and sunny, just above treeline
Threatening clouds coming in
The summit, at 14,440 feet
Brief glimpse of the view from the summit
On the way down

2 Responses

  1. Roz Savage
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    Like you haven’t been doing enough ascent already?! Gluttons for punishment!

    I’m at Mum’s at the moment. Sending lots of love from both of us. xx

  2. jim Bispham
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    Thumps up for climbing Mount Elbert. It looks very wintry in the photos. I missed it out, I can still remember the small wooden sign at the side of the trail, I stopped thought about it, but carried on the trail, I had got myself focused on making progress so as not to get caught in early snow in the San Juans

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