Mount Yale (14,196′)

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Distance 9.09 miles Time 5 hr 19 min Summit Elevation 14,196 feet Elevation Gain 4,467 feet Route Denny Creak Trailhead GPS Export GPX GPS Analysis Strava After just completing the Blanca trip, Kim asked what I had planned for Natalee for the rest of our trip. I don’t know — another climb? Half-joking but not really. Well, after only a … Read More

Blanca Peak (14,345′) & Ellingwood Point (14,042′)

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Distance 17.64 miles Time 12 hr 2 min Summit Elevation 14,345 (BP) / 14,042 (EP) feet Elevation Gain 8,832 feet Route Lake Como Trailhead GPS Export GPX GPS Analysis Strava My sister Natalee is here for her annual summer visit. In 2001, we did Longs Peak. It took our virginity. So for years we didn’t do anymore mountains. Then a … Read More

Pikes Peak Marathon 2008

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Distance 26.2 miles Time 7:05:43 Pace 18:05 Rank 292 of 630 finishers Summit Elevation 14,115 feet Elevation Gain 7,815 feet Route Barr Trail GPS Analysis Strava There are basically 3 ways up Pikes Peak: drive up, take a train up, and hike up. I have driven up a few times. I have taken the train up once — do that … Read More

Train To The Top

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My parents have been in town over the past week. We try and do new things everytime they come. This time we decided to take the Cog Railway up to the top of Pikes Peak. Its about 1 hour and 15 minutes up to the top. Here is when we passed another train up above timber line. This is a … Read More