First 14er: 10/15/11

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First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby MtnAddict » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:49 am

Just moved to CO in April and wanted to get one 14er in before the big snows and was running short on time. Planned a week out (watching the weather) to hit Pikes Peak Saturday. Started at Barr TH around 4am and reached the summit at 1:30. A lot more snow than I thought, really glad I had the MicroSpikes and gaiters. Thanks for all the info, awesome forum.
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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby Shawnee Bob » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:20 pm

Good job!
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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby planet54 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:35 pm

Way to go! Bagging peaks is addictive. Knock off the rest in your own style and most of all have fun.
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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby MtnAddict » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:49 pm

Thanks!!! Yea, it was a great time and we couldn't have picked a better day. Already researching my next one.
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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby JDip » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:25 pm

planet54 wrote:Way to go! Bagging peaks is addictive. Knock off the rest in your own style and most of all have fun.


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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby jpfeif001 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:25 pm

Great Job. I liked the part where you stated that your RESEARCHING the next one. Smartest thing you could do. Keep it up and have a great time.
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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby [jon] » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:56 pm

That's impressive, I lived in colorado for 15 or 16 years before I climbed a 14er.
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Re: First 14er: 10/15/11

Postby winglady » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:02 am

...and you didn't exactly start with a short, easy one, either. Way to go!

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