Mount Shavano from Blank Gulch

Trip Date:Aug-14-1999
Trailhead Name:Blank Gulch
Trailhead Elevation:9,800 Feet
Elevation Gain:4,430 Feet
Route Name:East Slopes
Round Trip Length:10.0 Miles
Trip Duration:6h 30m
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Mount Shavano

Elevation:14,229 Feet Mount Shavano
Rank:17th of 54
Range:Sawatch
Our goal: Mt. Shavano (Elev. 14,229 ft.). The sign at the trailhead warning of the length of time needed to climb Mt. Shavano. The coulier and saddle we needed to ascend. The trail is barely visible is mid-frame.
Our goal: Mt. Shavano (Elev. 14,229 ft.). The sign at the trailhead warning of the length of time needed to climb Mt. Shavano. The coulier and saddle we needed to ascend. The trail is barely visible is mid-frame.
Here I am taking a rest just below the saddle. The wind was calm on the east side, but picked up as soon as we became exposed. Looking south-southeast toward the Continental Divide and the Monarch Pass area. Greg relaxes on the summit of Mt. Shavano.
Here I am taking a rest just below the saddle. The wind was calm on the east side, but picked up as soon as we became exposed. Looking south-southeast toward the Continental Divide and the Monarch Pass area. Greg relaxes on the summit of Mt. Shavano.
The summit log we signed. Most 14er's have a log that climbers can sign, and is kept in a water-tight cylinder that is usually anchored to the summit rock. Mt. Antero (Elev. 14,269 ft.) with the obviously visible jeep trail. Greg at the top of his first 14er - Mt. Shavano.
The summit log we signed. Most 14er's have a log that climbers can sign, and is kept in a water-tight cylinder that is usually anchored to the summit rock. Mt. Antero (Elev. 14,269 ft.) with the obviously visible jeep trail. Greg at the top of his first 14er - Mt. Shavano.
Brian at the summit of Mt. Shavano. Jones Peak and Shavano Lake visible in the eastern gulches of Mt. Shavano. More of the trail with wispy clouds overhead. We met many climbers on our way down who were attempting to reach the summit even at this late an hour.
Brian at the summit of Mt. Shavano. Jones Peak and Shavano Lake visible in the eastern gulches of Mt. Shavano. More of the trail with wispy clouds overhead. We met many climbers on our way down who were attempting to reach the summit even at this late an hour.
Here is a nice waterfall coursing down next to the trail.
Here is a nice waterfall coursing down next to the trail.