timf wrote:Not to hijack this thread, but a quick story.
Few years ago a buddy and I went and did Redcloud and sunshine and knew of someone that we might bump into at the trailhead. (I'll leave it at that.) So we were talking and somehow peaks on our wishlists popped up in the conversation. I had said that Mt. Sopris was on my list and how amazing it looks from Carbondale.
She replied, "Oh but it's ONLY a 12er!"
I thought what an arrogant butthead thing to say, but it remains a joke to this day.
So for example this Labor Day weekend, same buddy says we should put Tijeras and Music on the agenda.
Of course I replied, "Oh but they're ONLY 13ers!"
Your post is so applicable to what goes on on this website everyday. Some folks act like 14ers are the only mountains in CO and anything less is not worth climbing. I laugh when folks inquire about "14ers without snow on them" when there are literally thousands of mountains in CO that are bare. Climb 'em all!!!