Mount Bierstadt (14,060′)

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Distance 9.42 miles Moving Time 3 hr 24 min Summit Elevation 14,060 feet Elevation Gain 4,334 feet Route Guanella Pass Beep. Beep. Beep. Its 2:30 AM and my alarm is going off. Time to go and climb! On today’s agenda, Mount Bierstadt. This 14,060 foot mountain sits just outside of Denver behind the more famous Mount Evans. I want to … Read More

Mount Elbert (14,433′)

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Distance 8.56 miles Moving Time 3 hr 56 min Summit Elevation 14,433 feet Elevation Gain 5,121 feet Route South Mount Elbert Trail A peak a week? We will see. Family is still out of town. Time for another one. A couple issues before I went. My blisters are healed up to the point where they don’t ooze. So I walked … Read More

Grays Peak (14,270′) & Torreys Peak (14,267′)

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Distance 8.58 miles Moving Time 3 hr 57 min Summit Elevation 14,270 feet (GP) / 14,267 feet (TP) Elevation Gain 4,319 feet Route Stevens Gulch My wife and kids are out of town for 2 weeks so I decided to take the opportunity to go climb some more 14ers. I have been on hiatus lately for no particular reason. I … Read More

Longs Peak (14,255′)

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Details Elevation: 14,255 feet (start at 9,405 feet) Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado USA Summited: August 31st, 2001 8:30am MDT Mileage:  7.5 miles one-way I put this blog post up as a placeholder years after. I didn’t (maybe nobody) had blogs in 2001. I wish I did. This was one of the most epic days relatively I had ever … Read More