Mount Princeton via the Mount Princeton Road

Trip Date:Sep-11-1999
Trailhead Name:Mount Princeton Road
Trailhead Elevation:11,060 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,140 Feet
Route Name:East Slopes
Round Trip Length:8.0 Miles
Trip Duration:7h 00m
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Mount Princeton

Elevation:14,197 Feet Mount Princeton
Rank:18th of 54
Range:Sawatch
Our Goal: Mt. Princeton from the Scenic Overlook Our tents all setup and ready to be slept in. The pitch to the (wrong) summit. This peak is listed with an elevation of 13,286 feet.
Our Goal: Mt. Princeton from the Scenic Overlook Our tents all setup and ready to be slept in. The pitch to the (wrong) summit. This peak is listed with an elevation of 13,286 feet.
Looking towards the Radio Towers and the Mt. Princeton Road. Mt. Antero and its' North face. Our final goal. We had to climb this ridge (1 mile) to the summit.
Looking towards the Radio Towers and the Mt. Princeton Road. Mt. Antero and its' North face. Our final goal. We had to climb this ridge (1 mile) to the summit.
The summit log container. Most 14er's have a summit log which we sign and date on each peak. Looking back towards the 13,286 foot peak we ascended earlier. Brian at the summit of Mt. Princeton with clouds behind.
The summit log container. Most 14er's have a summit log which we sign and date on each peak. Looking back towards the 13,286 foot peak we ascended earlier. Brian at the summit of Mt. Princeton with clouds behind.
The trail we should have taken, which would have brought us around the North face of the 13,286 foot peak. The clouds darken as we descended. Snow fell, and the weather looked bad for the 20 or so folks who were also on a summit attempt. Just need to pack up the tents and we are out of here.
The trail we should have taken, which would have brought us around the North face of the 13,286 foot peak. The clouds darken as we descended. Snow fell, and the weather looked bad for the 20 or so folks who were also on a summit attempt. Just need to pack up the tents and we are out of here.
Cloud coveres Princeton. We traveled most of the ridge on the left.
Cloud coveres Princeton. We traveled most of the ridge on the left.