August 17th 2013
Tabeguache Peak – Chaffee County, CO – 14,162 ft (4,317 m)
Renegade Brewing 5:00 Ale – Blonde Ale – 5% ABV
No time to rest on the summit of Shavano. Quick beer and picture and it was over the summit on the way to Tabeguache. Little bit of route finding down to the saddle between the two, but everything was solid rock or grass.
From the saddle it’s about 450 ft up to the summit. There is a decent trail, but just very loose and cruddy scree. Oh well, it’s short at least. The views north from this peak were incredible. Antero is sitting right in front of you, and you can see a long stretch of other Sawatch peaks in the distance. A lot less people here too.
Grabbed another light beer for this peak too. 5:00 Ale from Renegade may be 5%, but drinks much more like a session ale. Light on the body, hops, and malt, I feel like it had just enough of each to be drinkable. Not great, but not bad either.