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Updated Fourteeners Elevations

Hey y'all, just a quick question: What's your thoughts on the updated elevations of Colorado's fourteeners? Start referring to the peaks with their updated elevations or keep using the "classic" elevations? (as in, Pikes Peak, is it 14,110' or 14,115'? Elbert - 14,433' or 14,440'?, etc.) Trying to decide whether or not to make the update for our 2017 Colorado Fourteeners calendar.

Thanks!
Todd
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Road conditions around Creede?

I'm trying to get a sense for how close to a few trailheads I could get early next week in an ordinary medium-clearance 4WD. Specifically, does anyone here know the plowing situation getting to Willow Creek (San Luis and friends), Sherman (Half Peak), or the road in to Rio Grande Reservoir (RGP)? This early spring is making me itch to get out into the hills.
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RMNP: August or September?

I'm looking to go on my first family camping and hiking trip out West this year. We decided on just doing a week in Rocky Mountain National Park to keep logistics relatively simple with a 1 year old. My question for the locals/folks who have visited often: should we try for a week or two before Labor Day or a week or two after Labor Day? I've read some posts saying that September might actually ...
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Help a gentleman propose to his lady?

I need help thinking of/finding a perfect spot to ask my girlfriend for her hand in marriage. We're flying out to Colorado Springs (my hometown) on Tuesday and am planning on popping the question on Wednesday (Jan 20th).

She's no mountaineer so I'm looking for a shorter peak (we're coming from sea level, and I don't want her to be freezing/miserable on the summit) on the quieter side preferably within an hour or two from ...
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Colorado Ice Conditions Colorado Ice Conditions

Please post up information on ice conditions in this thread.
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Looking for a ~4 Day mountain backpack

My brother and I will be coming from Lakewood (Denver) and obviously don't mind driving a couple hours W/SW. We're looking for a multi-day hike that will take us up to the top of a mountain. Time of year will be July-ish. We're both beginner hikers I suppose, but both young, in shape and no stranger to the outdoors. Though real rock climbing is a no-go, anything short of that is fine. We'd like a ...
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Lone Pine entry

It seems to me that a few years ago, there was a forum entry on how to get to a place called "Lone Pine"... it's a small rock formation at the far eastern part of the Front Range, near Colorado Springs. It is on the same Ridge that Blodgett Peak is on, and is about 1 mile South of Blodgett. It sits above the large quarry to the west of Centennial and Vindicator, behind the ...
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Beginner 14er

I have a friend who just moved to Colorado Springs and wants me to go down and take him up a 14er. Any recommendations as to the best bang for the buck as far as distance from Co Springs and feasibility for a newbie? He's in decent shape....but you know how that goes. It would be a day trip. Oh yeah....and time would be early-mid October so it's a bit weather dependant for him.
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Need some advice in Colorado

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on things to do in Colorado. I've made trips this summer already to the Sierras, the Winds, and the Tetons, and figured it was time to check out what Colorado has to offer before it gets too cold. My ideal trip would be to set up a backcountry camp in a basin somewhere for 2 or 3 nights and climb a couple peaks as day trips, but I ...
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3+5 days around Denver, what to do

Hi,

I am Danish Viking sailing into Denver for a 3 day conference. I will have approx. 3 days before and 5 days after the conference that can be spent in the mountains.
Does anybody have suggestions on where to go and peaks to climb?

I have lots of experience (I climbed Shasta and Hood on a previous trip to the US, and have climbed a lot of European summits), but since I will be ...
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