If anyone ever tells you that a 14er is easy…laugh at them!
The trail starts off nice…boardwalks set up so that you can skip the wet marshlands.
On all 14ers it is good to take lots of breaks…enjoy the scenery :) Or at least use that as your excuse ;)
So back to the whole “easy” 14ers…this was definitely an easier one that I have done but it is still a good challenge. The path is very steep and don’t forget, even if you are from Colorado, the elevation is a huge factor.
The last stretch always involves some rocky area…WE ARE in the Rocky Mountains :D But no, the last climb to Mt. Bierstadt was over large boulders.
The original goal was to do Bierstadt then Evans (a little ambitions :D ) but due to a late start and the large possibility of a storm coming in soon we decided to take it easy. From a top Bierstadt, Sawtooth can be seen…this is the path to get to Mt. Evans (via Guanella Pass).
It is considered Class 3 along Sawtooth…I have heard mixed opinions on level of difficulty but it does look scary from this view!
Plus since it was my boyfriends first 14er he was probably pretty happy to call it a hike :)
We made a good decision though…storm rolling in on the way down.
Georgetown is about an hour away from Denver…just take I70 West and then get off Georgetown exit…take a left when you get off then a right at the roundabout…after that follow the signs that say to Guanella Pass.
Rocking out to:
Walking With a Ghost by Tegan & Sara