Mount Bierstadt (14,065′)

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Natalee and Chad are in town for the weekend. Natalee was intent on making Chad do a 14er. We had to go from Longmont so the time friendly choices were limited. Bierstadt was an easy winner. 7 miles R/T. Done.

Mount Bierstadt

My boy was very excited to be back in the wild. Its going to be a long winter for him. Although he loves the snow. Maybe we will do more winter ascents. Maybe.

Mount Bierstadt

The trail is a nice meandering class 1 jaunt. This is my 2nd time on this mountain. Didn’t mind repeating at all. I was in hiking mode with my guests today. Wondered what kind of time I could do here. Would be fun to time trial it.

Mount Bierstadt

But don’t go on the weekend! I have never seen so many people on a 14er in my life. Wild. Hoards of people constantly. Lots of rookie stuff out there. You gotta start somewhere I guess. And they start here.

Mount Bierstadt

Well, that’s 5 uniques for the dogs so far in one summer. Hell, they are going to catch me at this rate!

Mount Bierstadt

Just a dusting of snow on the north side. Its not winter yet but a single night could change that. It was chilly at the summit though.