Uncompahgre Peak from Nellie Creek

Trip Date:Aug-03-2002
Trailhead Name:Nellie Creek 4WD
Trailhead Elevation:11,440 Feet
Elevation Gain:2,870 Feet
Route Name:East Slopes
Round Trip Length:7.5 Miles
Trip Duration:4h 30m
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Uncompahgre Peak

Elevation:14,309 Feet Uncompahgre Peak
Rank:6th of 54
Range:San Juan
The Nellie Creek trailhead (Elev. 11,440 ft.) near Lake City. We encountered Pat, who also climbed San Luis the same time as us two weeks ago. Looking back into the basin, with the trail barely visible as a dark line.
The Nellie Creek trailhead (Elev. 11,440 ft.) near Lake City. We encountered Pat, who also climbed San Luis the same time as us two weeks ago. Looking back into the basin, with the trail barely visible as a dark line.
A climber ascends the trail to reach the south ridge. Brian poses at a rest stop, with no view at all this point due to clouds. The final path to the sloped summit. Pat is about to ascend.
A climber ascends the trail to reach the south ridge. Brian poses at a rest stop, with no view at all this point due to clouds. The final path to the sloped summit. Pat is about to ascend.
Brian on Uncompahgre Peak - his 30th summit too. A lone fox searches for food (pikas?) at the summit. Pat tries to find a view from the summit of Uncompahgre Peak.
Brian on Uncompahgre Peak - his 30th summit too. A lone fox searches for food (pikas?) at the summit. Pat tries to find a view from the summit of Uncompahgre Peak.
Another group of climbers we encountered on the way down. A view on the basin we ascended. The trail winds its way across the grassy slopes. Looking back on the trail that switchbacks to the summit.
Another group of climbers we encountered on the way down. A view on the basin we ascended. The trail winds its way across the grassy slopes. Looking back on the trail that switchbacks to the summit.
Uncompahgre Peak ungulfed in clouds, with a few hikers enroute. A nice waterfall we encountered on the Nellie Creek 4WD road.
Uncompahgre Peak ungulfed in clouds, with a few hikers enroute. A nice waterfall we encountered on the Nellie Creek 4WD road.