Mount Evans

Date: 7/30/2016
Who: Chris B. and myself
Length: about 8 miles
Time: 9 1/2 hours
Weather: about 50-60 degrees, sunny

My friend Chris B and I decided to hike up Mt. Evans in July 2016. We drove up to Evergreen the night before, and spent the night at my friend Candy’s house. Candy’s family has a superb panoramic mountain view from their house, with Mt. Evans in the center. It was nice to visit Candy, and we had a shorter drive to the trailhead the next morning. This was my 10th fourteener summit.

Our hike started at Echo Lodge. Chris B had arranged in advance for a friend to pick us up at the summit and drive us back down via Mt. Evans road. The distance, plus 5600 feet of elevation gain, made for a challenging hike. Highlights included good weather, good company, mountain goats near the summit, beautiful mountain lakes, and Alpine Spring Beauty wildflowers. Road access makes Mount Evans a busy, crowded summit for sure. But, it sure was nice to get a ride down!

Chris B landscape photos on Google Drive

Chris and Chris at Summit Lake.

Alpine Spring Beauty – Mt. Evans

This hike followed the BLUE line:

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