Handies Peak from American Basin

Trip Date:Aug-24-2002
Trailhead Name:American Basin 4WD
Trailhead Elevation:11,600 Feet
Elevation Gain:2,450 Feet
Route Name:West Slopes
Round Trip Length:5.0 Miles
Trip Duration:4h 00m
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Handies Peak

Elevation:14,048 Feet Handies Peak
Rank:40th of 54
Range:San Juan
Looking up American Basin and the trail at first light. The old route to the saddle, which was eroded and fixed by the CFI. Our first glimpse of the summit and ridgeline.
Looking up American Basin and the trail at first light. The old route to the saddle, which was eroded and fixed by the CFI. Our first glimpse of the summit and ridgeline.
The summit from the saddle at 13,460 feet. The summit cairn, with summit log attached. The USGS survey marker embedded in the rocks.
The summit from the saddle at 13,460 feet. The summit cairn, with summit log attached. The USGS survey marker embedded in the rocks.
Brian on his 31st summit. Wetterhorn Peak (left) and Uncompahgre Peak - two other 14ers. Looking down at the American Basin trailhead area from the summit.
Brian on his 31st summit. Wetterhorn Peak (left) and Uncompahgre Peak - two other 14ers. Looking down at the American Basin trailhead area from the summit.
The Cinnamon Pass road winding towards Cinnamon Pass. Sloan Lake, which sits at around 13,400 feet elevation. Redcloud Peak (left) and Sunshine Peak - two more 14ers we need to bag.
The Cinnamon Pass road winding towards Cinnamon Pass. Sloan Lake, which sits at around 13,400 feet elevation. Redcloud Peak (left) and Sunshine Peak - two more 14ers we need to bag.
Brian takes in the view back at the saddle. Other hikers enroute to the summit on a perfect day. The American Basin trailhead, with our tent clearly visible.
Brian takes in the view back at the saddle. Other hikers enroute to the summit on a perfect day. The American Basin trailhead, with our tent clearly visible.