Mount Princeton Summit Log (#11828)
- Signed By: Larry
- Date Submitted: March 07, 2003
This was my 8th Colorado 14er and the hardest one yet. It was much more difficult than expected. It didn't sound too bad from Roach's description, but difficulty is subjective and what is hard for one person is easy for another. We started at the Frontier Ranch at 8900 feet and walked the Mount Princeton Road. After a few miles you turn right and take the trail that winds around the mountain. Eventually you must make a left through steep boulders to get to the Mount Princeton Ridge. This is very steep, and the boulders are gigantic and loose. There are a few trails within the boulders but they are unclear. It took a long time to get to the ridge. After attaining the ridge the last bit to the summit is also quite steep. All the hikers that day had to rest each step as they approached the summit. It was a beautiful clear sunny day. Though it was a tough hike for me, I enjoyed it very much.