Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak make number 27 and 28 on the 14er list.
Another last-minute hare-brained idea to make use of a weather window and bag some more peaks… I got the idea Thursday night, and Friday morning we loaded up the Pod and headed south.
The intention was to climb Saturday and then explore the area on Sunday and drive home on Monday. After looking at mountain-forecast’s ummm mountain forecast and seeing something like minus 14 wind chill I decided it was a much better idea to switch Saturday and Sunday around.
And what a good call that was – a perfect Colorado Bluebird day on the mountain, and while there were a few chilling gusts blowing through it was mostly pleasant and "warm".
Now I just need one more to make #29 and be halfway done with the 58 Colorado 14ers – but the weather isn’t going to get any better from here so hopefully we get that one more lucky break!

Angel of Shavano

Mount Shavano - Angel of Shavano
The Angel of Shavano is the coulior (gully) that runs up the center here. A very popular winter route, the standard hiking route runs just to the right of it on the way up to the saddle.


Hiking Buddy

Hiking Buddy
This bighorn sheep was my hiking buddy for the climb up Mount Shavano.


Good Ideas

Good Ideas
Mount Shavano from the saddle at the top of the Angel of Shavano.


Mount Antero

Mount Antero from Mount Shavano
Mount Antero as seen from the summit of Mount Shavano.


Peak After Peak

Peak After Peak
Snowcapped peaks to the horizon.


Back to Shavano

Back to Shavano
And Mount Shavano as seen from Tabeguache Peak.


Jones Peak

Jones Peak
I had planned on climbing the unnamed 13er and Jones Peak shown here, but that was a pipe dream as I was moving pretty slowly.


Happy Happy Happy

Happy Happy Happy
Happy to be at the top of Tabeguache, I’ll be happier when I’m down!


Ants Marching

Ants Marching
Kevin and Adam making their way down Tabeguache Peak.


Shavano Tabeguache Google Earth

Shavano Tabeguache Google Earth
Google Earth visual of the Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak climb.


Tabeguache Peak

Tabeguache Peak
A shot at the top of Tabeguache Peak.