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southern fossil
05-25-2011, 09:34
I am looking to bag a 14'er when hiking the CT. I am going to do Mt. Elbert. How far from the CT is the top of Mt. Elbert. I also see there is 2 side trails off the CT. Which one should I take?

Did you stash your packs somewhere so you did not have to hual them up there or what? Any info would be great.

05-25-2011, 10:31
Either of those trails work OK. I've only been on the one from the south in the winter so I'm not sure how good the tread is. I would guess it sees less traffic. I remember pretty good signage. You can probably find more info than you want on a 14er forum. If you stash your pack, be sure to critter-proof your food (the hand-fed rodents can be aggressive around all those people) and take minimal survival gear with you.

05-25-2011, 11:49
I'm gonna do this one too. My plan was to take my pack up but stash everything except my food and clothes.

The Solemates
05-25-2011, 13:25
its only about 8 miles round trip from the CT i think

try this for info http://www.summitpost.org/mount-elbert/150325

05-26-2011, 20:34
I'm probably going up the North Elbert Trail and down South Elbert. They both intersect the CT. I think it's about a six mile detour.