From Lou: I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve skied Mount Elbert, Colorado’s highest mountain and one of our easiest “14ers” to glide back down. Only it’s sometimes not so easy.
This past weekend we drove over the hill from here with plans for a quick dash up Elbert, combined with some relaxing trailhead camping. Like I always say “adventure is where you find it.” Not only did we nearly get blown off the peak, but we skied way off the trail during our deproach (no thanks to me, writer of the guidebook!) and ended up semi-lost until we were rescued by one of our gal’s intuition combined with info from a motorcyclist we encountered on a lonely walk down one of a maze of poorly mapped roads.