A flatlander Hoosier summits his first 14er, accompanied by college-student son. Next to watching his birth, it's the neatest thing I've ever done. This year, it's Mt. Massive. I figure at this rate, I'll do all Colorado's 14ers by age 103.
Route Climbed: Halfmoon trail Date Climbed: 6.30.01
I have very much enjoyed my first Fourteener today. Sort of surprised myself. I had not planned to hike it all the way. Departing early made it all happen. The next time I'll travel even lighter and pack some chocolate and ear covers. Yes, ear cover make sense up high even on a sunny day!
Route Climbed: Halfmoon Trail Date Climbed: 7/17/2000
Excellent hike on a clear day following about 3 days of rain. Stayed in Leadville for about 24 hours prior to the hike and had no problems with the altitude. Check out my web page for pictures from the trip:
Route Climbed: North Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: September 1994
This was a day of two storms, one just above timberline and another that drove us off the summit sooner than we wanted to leave. The first storm nailed us with hail and sleet. The second skirted us to the south after looking for all the world like we would be dodging the lightning. All in all a fun day of peak-bagging.