March 16th Mt. Elbert Snowshoe 3 of 4

March 16th Mt. Elbert Snowshoe 3 of 4

Date: 13 Feb, 2013  No Comments
This was Mt. Elbert last May. Expect colder temps and more snow in March. Photo by Chris Kassar

VetEx will climb Mt. Elbert (14,440 feet) Saturday the 16th of March. This will be our third snowshoe of the season.  The Mt.Elbert snowshoe will be intermediate in difficulty and any bad weather will make the summit an even greater challenge. If you have never climbed a Colorado 14er before, this snowshoe is not for you. If you have been working up to this and think you are almost there, then come on out.      Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola.

What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe Intermediate in difficulty, Mt. Elbert, Leadville  Colorado.  Conditions could make this a very long, very hard day! Please reserve your slot with

When:  Saturday March 16th 2013  at 7 am we will meet-up at the Leadville Safeway 1900 Hwy 24 Leadville, CO 80461. We will carpool from the Safeway to the trailhead or as close as we can drive to the trailhead. We will need 4×4 vehicles to get into the trailhead more than likely.

Where do we all Meet Up:  7am at 1900 Hwy 24 Leadville, CO 80461 at the Leadville Safeway.  Safeway is on your right at the first stop light in town.

What Gear Do I Need:

Day pack items required by each individual to provide and have with them:

-Day pack
-64 oz of water/ 2 liters/ 2 Nalgenes (enough water for all day in the mountains)
-Raincoat/parka mountain weight
-Warm jacket / heavy weight fleece / down sweater / pile jacket
-Winter hat
-Warm gloves
-Long sleeve shirt / long-john style non-cotton
-Short sleeve shirt non cotton
-Headlamp (we may walk many miles in the dark)
-Hiking boots (Waterproof is key as there will be snow) The warmest, driest boots you have!
-Lunch, snacks, lots of them

Snow Pants, Down Jacket or Winter Coat will make your day warmer!


All technical snow/ice gear with be provided by Kahtoola (snowshoes/microspikes)

This is a minimal list.  Any Gear questions or Gear needs to

This was our Mt. Elbert summit photo last summer. Photo by Chris Kassar