Top of the Rockies

Peak Summited2020 Mount Elbert
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadNorth Mount Elbert Trailhead
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad rough but passable
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

What a climb! This one is a bit of a grind but is doable. No need for scrambling, spikes, or anything at this time of year.

Bugs were a bit annoying below the treeline so bring your bug spray if you want to stop for anything. They didn't bother me when I was moving.

Weather was mostly good, although some storm clouds rolled in when I was at the summit and dropped a bit of rain and hail for about 10-20 minutes. No lightning thankfully.

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