Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
Date Posted:  12/30/2016
Date Climbed:   12/29/2016
Author:  mikefromcraig
 Easy Evans   

If you are looking for a safe, easy winter 14er this weekend, Evans is the way to go.

We took the mount Evans road from echo lake leaving at 7AM. Summitted before noon which is a 3mph average including a couple short rests. Arrived back at the car around 3:45.

Probably 96% of our steps were on concrete, 4% on firm snow and most of those being the first few miles. Absolutely no microspikes or snowshoes needed.

Really wish I would have worn soft, flexible summer boots or even warm running shoes instead of stiff mountaineering boots, could have went faster and saved my body a lot of jarring impact.

We didn't take the NE face shortcut on the way up (should have) but did take it on the way down (no-brainer).

With how dry the road was, if I were to do it again this Saturday (before more snow comes) I would ride my bike to the top and then ride it back down. There would be a few places you would have to get off but it would be well worth it.

The pictures in order are: summit selfie, the temp gauge at the summit, the road looking at summit lake, by far the worst part of the road in snow (around mile marker 7.5 I think), and some random pictures of the road.

Not sure what's wrong with as far as upside down pictures...

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
1 2 3 4 6

Comments or Questions

Upside down picture
12/30/2016 18:51
I suggest that you open that picture in a photo editor, rotate it and save it to a different filename. Then upload it.


photo issues
12/30/2016 23:28
I just tried that, still comes up sideways/upside-down. Hopefully will fix the problem. The last two pictures on my previous report got rotated just like on this report. I have no clue what's going on.

UPDATE: Oh man, now it's even worse and it won't go back to just being a little off. I deleted one of the pictures and tried to replace it with a different one to stay true to the order listed in the report. It kept the original image but stretched it to the border dimensions of the new picture???

Anyway, you may have to tilt your head or squint your eyes until they get that fixed but there's still some worthwhile info so I'll leave it up.


still useful
01/01/2017 18:17
upside down or not!

its drier then I thought it'd be

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