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The higher we climbed, the looser the trail became. The final push to the summit was very steep and full of scree just waiting for us to make a mistake and ...

Handies Peak, Colorado, 2017

Handies Peak Hike Review

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The higher we climbed, the looser the trail became. The final push to the summit was very steep and full of scree just waiting for us to make a mistake and ...

Looking across American Basin at Handies Peak. The first storm is building just to the left.

The higher we climbed, the looser the trail became. The final push to the summit was very steep and full of scree just waiting for us to make a mistake and ...

Handies Peak, Colorado, 2017

Picture from Handies Peak, Colorado

The last mile or so to the summit kind of sucked, which I never thought I was going to say about Handies. It was cold and there was Shermanesque winds ...

Handies Peak Hike Review

Handies Peak Hike Review

First, the view of Handies from Grizzly Gulch is more splendid.

View from Handies into American Basin. In the center of the photo is Sloan Lake, a cirque basin.

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Handies from Whitecross

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Halfway up Handies Pano

Picture from Handies Peak, Colorado

I spent most of the time behind everyone on the hike, so a lot of these photos show Jay and the kids from behind. At least you can get an idea of ...

The last mile or so to the summit kind of sucked, which I never thought I was going to say about Handies. It was cold and there was Shermanesque winds ...

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Handies Peak from Whitecross.

Picture of the San Juans from Handies Peak

Handies Peak Hike Review

Top of Handies Peak (9/6/15) looking north after a brief storm. The San Juan Mountains have miles and miles of rugged peaks above tree line.

With a belated nod to Canada Day (July 1), I slaked my thirst as a veritable Bizarro Brownie:

... Wilson Group and San Luis Peak are correct, this means that all fourteen 14ers in the San Juan Mountains are visible from the summit of Handies Peak.

Poughkeepsie Gulch ...

Handies Peak, Colorado, 2017

The trail continues up the basin towards the ridge immediately in front of you and then heads left towards Handies Peak and the upper portion of Handies can ...

Handies Peak, Colorado, 2017

The last mile or so to the summit kind of sucked, which I never thought I was going to say about Handies. It was cold and there was Shermanesque winds ...

This is looking down the way I am headed to Sherman. I was hoping the storm straight ahead stays away until I can get off the mountain. It did.

Me at the top of Handies Peak during a training run 8 days before Hardrock - 14,058'

Some pics of our campsite:

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The elevation here is 12,029 feet; the summit of Handies is 14,048 feet.

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... I gained new experiences, and memories that I will never forget. This initial taste of the San Juan's was satisfying and left me hungry for more.

Handies Peak: Grizzly Gulch Up, American Basin Down

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... behind everyone on the hike, so a lot of these photos show Jay and the kids from behind. At least you can get an idea of what the trail looked like.

... I gained new experiences, and memories that I will never forget. This initial taste of the San Juan's was satisfying and left me hungry for more.

Although he's been up to American Basin and the summit of Handies previously he didn't get there this way, so the terrain was new to both of us.

Handies Peak Hike Review

Handies Peak View. Silver Creek Trail, Colorado, 2016

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Photo Jim took of Sloan Lake and American Basin from Handies Peak on July 7, 2007; Grouse Gulch is down below the basin, to the left and out of sight.

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14er Report #36: Handies Peak (Very Late Summer Conditions–Snow! East Slopes Route)

... to grips with the idea and was actually excited to make it back to my house in Denver before midnight as the original plan looked like it would entail.

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The last mile or so to the summit kind of sucked, which I never thought I was going to say about Handies. It was cold and there was Shermanesque winds ...

... I gained new experiences, and memories that I will never forget. This initial taste of the San Juan's was satisfying and left me hungry for more.

The trail drops down about 700 feet then crosses the basin to the steep western side of Handies. The skies to the east had looked threatening ever since the ...

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Handies Peak, Colorado, 2017

From here we could see American Basin, Handies Peak, and surrounding mountain peaks but we didn't get high enough to see Sloan Lake.

The route to Ouray heads right down the snow to the pinch leading to the valley below. Click any photo to enlarge.

The weather was still holding out and as we neared the summit of Handies Peak we began running on fumes. We were only a hundred or so vertical feet from the ...

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Geology of the area around Handies Peak. Most people see gray nondescript rock, but I see the colors of dozens of volcanic eruptions and the erosion of ...

From the top of Handies June.

Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Handies Peak.

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Handies Peak Hike Review

Atop Handies Peak

Handies Peak Hike Review

Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Handies Peak.

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Moonset at Dawn. Redcloud-Sunshine Traverse, Colorado, 2016

... to grips with the idea and was actually excited to make it back to my house in Denver before midnight as the original plan looked like it would entail.

Handies Peak, Colorado, 2017

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I am particularly fond of the ascent up Handies in the counterclockwise (odd year) direction, as you are treated to spectacular views into American Basin ...

Handies looking West

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Sunshine and Redcloud seen from the summit of Handies Peak

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Backcountry skiing lines on the east face of Handies Peak.

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Brittany Walker Konsella on the summit of Handies Peak.

American Basin from the summit of Handies Peak. The course descends the low area to the right at 12,400 ft, then climbs back up to 13,020 ft over the saddle ...

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