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 Peak(s):  Maroon Peak  -  14,156 feet
Pyramid Peak  -  14,018 feet
 Post Date:  08/04/2012
 Date Climbed:   07/27/2012
 Posted By:  mattpayne11

 Maroon Peak and Pyramid Peak - finishing a goal 27 years in the making         

After about a week of photo editing and writing, I finally finished my 14er finisher trip report.

A warning, it is long. It is personal. You might even think it's embarrassing for the author.

100+ photos.

A LOT of text. Sorry about that.

Hope it is enjoyable either way...
Here's one of my favorite shots from the trip:

Milky Way Panoramic at Crater Lake

And here's the report: TRIP REPORT

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

  • Comments or Questions

The goal attained     2012-08-04 10:18:58
Good for you, Matt!! Accomplishing your goal over many years and the occassional disaster only makes it sweeter.


Great Job     2012-08-04 11:23:16
Congrats on your finisher. You always have the best pictures in the mountain community. Thanks for sharing them with us


Insane photos     2012-08-04 12:38:14
Truly unreal. Congrats, man.


Just Awesome!     2012-08-04 16:27:03

Your trip reports have been incredible to read and view. I've learned so much about photography from your website. Thank you so much!


Wow     2012-08-04 18:30:07
These are the first professional photos I've viewed on my recently calibrated Dell U2410. They look terrific! That valley is beautiful!

Good job on finishing as well! Great job!


amazing     2012-08-04 19:36:50
probably one of my all time favorite trip reports. insanely awesome photos!!


Congrats on finishing, Matt!     2012-08-04 21:30:31
... and outstanding report! Enjoyed reading about your journey!


I'm curious, but I'm not     2012-08-04 23:02:42
How did you find out that the Cliff Bar was the problem for your stomach problems?

Ridiculous report by the way. The difference between your reports and others isn't just your photos, but your story telling. Fantastic work my man


Thank you all very much...     2012-08-05 09:26:20
Chinook - appreciate those kind words, truly!
Fourseasoncyclist - thanks - that means a lot - I don't know about the best... Kane and others do amazing work too!
Zephyr - thanks!
Solaralex - awesome man - thanks for reading!
Eric Mohr - I did a test on the way down - I ate more of the bar and it almost instantly made me ill. I don't think its the bar itself, rather, eating a cliff bar while hiking... come to think of it, they have always given me issues unless I was resting while eating. Odd.


Thanks for sharing.......     2012-08-05 09:27:55
Congrats Matt! 27 years goes by fast. Incredible journey. Excellent photos. Great trip report and great job Sarah too.


Congrats!     2012-08-05 10:54:48
love your photos too man


Congrats, Matt!     2012-08-05 21:18:15
Fine images, as always.


Congratulations     2012-08-26 18:16:06
Matt - Congratulations! Thanks for putting this together and sharing. Great photos and story. Well done and best of luck in all future pursuits.

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