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Mt. Evans Ride Pics(6 posts)

Mt. Evans Ride Picsbriburke
Jul 25, 2003 11:44 AM
Hi All,

I've got some pics from riding Mt. Evans last weekend. It was certainly an interesting and challenging ride. We started out at the base of Squaw Pass in Evergreen, rode over the pass to Echo Lake and up to the summit. It was a nice day weather-wise until about halfway up Evans, when the clouds started to roll in. Despite our early start, we still managed to get some rain, and even some hail on the descent. But the weather just adds to the experience. My impressions of this climb are steep and steeper. But, seeing the tourists at the top agape as you ride up while they can barely breath makes it all worthwile.

Here's the link: http://www.briburke.com/MtEvans/index.html

-Brian
re: Mt. Evans Ride PicsCreaky Carnivore
Jul 25, 2003 12:35 PM
Nice shots. I rode to the summit of Mount Evans 3 times in the late 90s. One was a moonlight ride starting at 9pm. During the weirdest ride I found myself in a herd of mountain goats on the road above Lincoln Lake.

Have you tried the off road route from Idaho Springs to Squaw Pass?
re: Mt. Evans Ride Picsbriburke
Jul 25, 2003 12:51 PM
Thanks. I think I've run into those same groups when I tried to drive up it in July a few years ago. It was a rainy, misty day and they were all over the road. The top was shut down due to a snow storm. That'd be a fun ride on a cloudless night.

I haven't even heard of the off road route, where is it?

-Brian
"groups" should be "goats" (nm)briburke
Jul 25, 2003 12:52 PM
looks like Tyler Hamilton and George Hincapie nmDougSloan
Jul 25, 2003 1:30 PM
re: Mt. Evans Ride PicsBruceG
Jul 25, 2003 1:46 PM
Beautiful pictures. The day before your ride, I did the same one, except from Idaho Springs. Drove from Alabama a week early and did the final climb to the summit a several times to acclimatize. People come up to you and say "I don't see how you can do that." But hiking up there was more difficult than riding the bike. Can't imagine a more awesome place to ride.