Mount Massive via Halfmoon Creek

Trip Date:Oct-14-2000
Trailhead Name:North Halfmoon Creek
Trailhead Elevation:10,500 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,920 Feet
Route Name:West Slopes
Round Trip Length:9.0 Miles
Trip Duration:9h 00m
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Mount Massive

Elevation:14,421 Feet Mount Massive
Rank:2nd of 54
Range:Sawatch
Mt. Massive and the valley we ascended. Brian in the Halfmoon Creek valley. The moon sets during our ascent.
Mt. Massive and the valley we ascended. Brian in the Halfmoon Creek valley. The moon sets during our ascent.
Mt. Elbert (Elev. 14,433 ft.) with a cloud cap. Looking up the valley and the trail. Surrounding peaks in the basin.
Mt. Elbert (Elev. 14,433 ft.) with a cloud cap. Looking up the valley and the trail. Surrounding peaks in the basin.
A nice view of the basin we hiked through. Rock pinnacles we ascended around. We hiked through this boulder field on our new route.
A nice view of the basin we hiked through. Rock pinnacles we ascended around. We hiked through this boulder field on our new route.
The views became better the higher we ascended. A Life-For-Flight helicopter buzzed around. Brian on Mt. Massive.
The views became better the higher we ascended. A Life-For-Flight helicopter buzzed around. Brian on Mt. Massive.
The slope angle to the ridgeline. Mt. Oklahoma from the ridgeline. The southwest slope, which was the route we meant to take.
The slope angle to the ridgeline. Mt. Oklahoma from the ridgeline. The southwest slope, which was the route we meant to take.
One of North Halfmoon Lakes.
One of North Halfmoon Lakes.