Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
Post Date:  10/14/2012
Date Climbed:   10/14/2012
Posted By:  jrkunze81

 1st and Most Memorable 14er   

We first tried to climb Mt. Bierstadt shortly after we moved from Wisconsin to Colorado in March. This first time we tried to climb we made it about two-thirds of the way up. The wind was blowing around 60 mph and increasing as we ascended. We decided to turn around and try again another day.
We finally tried again today and began our hike this morning at 8:00 a.m. There was some fresh snow from the night before and the weather was perfect. Sunny and clear with hardly a breeze. The scenery was spectacular. The trail had just a bit of snow covering it on our way up to the top and was very easy to walk on. We got to the top and took in the breath-taking views for a couple minutes before another person came up to the summit. I asked him if he would take a picture of us and right then I proposed to the love of my life. It was the most perfect day climbing a 14er ever. I know it won't be our last, but it was definitely the most memorable.

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  • Comments or Questions

Congrats!     10/15/2012 02:24
A great beginning to your life together


Incredible     10/15/2012 02:37
Congratulations on summit and engagement as well as the move to Colorado!


This is not a trip report.     10/15/2012 15:00
You need to post this in your Facebook page!

scott goldberg

Welcome to Colorado     01/24/2013 15:47
Congrats on your future life here...having moved from Milwaukee in 1978, I can appreciate your adventure. Enjoy!!!


Too Cool     10/15/2012 15:18
Great start to another great adventure. Congratulations!!


Congrats!     10/15/2012 15:40
The picture says it all.


Congrats!     10/15/2012 16:33
What an amazing day that you will both cherish forever. Congrats!


Congratulations!     10/15/2012 18:21
Enjoy this exciting time together!


Congratulations !!     10/16/2012 09:25


So.......     10/16/2012 13:11
if you had succeeded on your March attempt, would you already be a married man?


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