Mount Massive - Leadville Trip
- Sawatch Range
Mount Massive Elevation 14,428ft. (Aug 11, 2001) "SouthWest Slopes" trail from north halfmoon creek TH I climbed this trail during a four day weekend. I arrived at the north halfmoon creek TH late Friday morning, rested and then climbed Mt. Massive Saturday morning. The trail that I choose was the shortest but by no means the fastest (6.2 miles with 4,450ft gain). Soon to come will be pictures and a more complete review of my trip.
Trip Schedule break down
|Friday||8:30AM||-leave home (I-70 to Copper MountainSouth I-24 to Leadville|
|12:30AM||-arrive at North Halfmoon TH between the bases of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive|
|Saturday||6:15AM||-leave the TH to climb Mt. Massive|
|10:00AM||-summit Mt. Massive via the ridge between South Massive and Mt. Massive peaks,
this is known as the Southwest Slopes route.
|10:30AM||-take in the view from the second most highest spot in Colorado|
|1:30PM||-back at the TH|
|Sunday||9:30AM||-drive into Buena Vista|
|11:30AM||-at Buena Vista, food, maps, shower, and ice.|
|1:30PM||-drive/arrive at Browns Creek TH at base of Mt. Antero|
|Monday||9:30AM||-leave Little Browns Creek TH on Mt. Bike, climb to Colorado Trail,
ride CT about 4 miles to the South and return
|12:00PM||-lunch back at the TH, drive back home the same way as I came stopping
North side of Climax for a photo op at Clinton reservoir.
|4:00PM||-at home again.|