On July 31st 2008, I was happy to celebrate my highest peak for 2008, the top of Mt. Elbert. With my 68th birthday, six weeks away, I was happy to be able to get this one in 4 hours up and 2 hours down. The next day my wife and I did Pikes Peak and then Wheeler Peak in New Mexico the day after that. A nice three days. July 31, 2008
Favorites of each year
Age 62: Solo of Mt. Hood
Age 63: Mt. Shasta with Bob Bolton
Age 64: Dayhike solo of Mt. Whitney
Age 65: Kings Peak Utah with Dennis Poulin
Age 66: Three Fingers WA with Bob, Duane and Eric
Age 67: Mt. Elbert CO solo
Mt. Grant Nv with Dennis to complete Nevada county highpoints
Age 68: 78 peaks, big and small. Favorites: Mt. Moriah/Snowyside
Age 69: Pilot Peak in October 2009 with Ken Jones & redsplashman23
Age 70: Telescope Peak, Matterhorn (Nv) and Mt Baldy (AZ) were some faves.
I've done over 450 peaks since I turned 62 and there are so many memorable
ones that I am blessed and greatful to have the health and friends that have made this possible.
Some bumps along the way:
Broken finger, torn medial medicus, torn rotator cuff, near fatal fall, pneumonia,