14ers.com Shirts!
Your purchase of a synthetic or cotton shirt helps support 14ers.com. Thank you!

Other ways to help...
Peak(s):  Blanca Peak  -  14,345 feet
Ellingwood Point  -  14,042 feet
Crestone Needle  -  14,197 feet
Crestone Peak  -  14,294 feet
Post Date:  09/14/2013
Date Climbed:   09/01/2013
Posted By:  Muldstar

 Stop the Madness: My final 14ers   

The time had finally come. It was Labor Day weekend, and my plan was to make a run at finishing the 14ers if the weather held and my legs didn't give out. I had 4 peaks left, Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, Ellingwood Point, and Blanca Peak. Overall, I was 54 peaks in, with 23 climbed this year. Plan A was to knock out the Crestones on Aug. 31 and then go for Ellingwood and Blanca on Sept. 01. Plan B was to split up the Crestones and finish the last two some other weekend in the Fall, but I really didn't want to go down that road......

Read Full Trip Report Here

Teaser photo:
Image
Maddy on saddle between Ellingwood and Blanca



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):


  • Comments or Questions
aliciaf


Congrats!     09/15/2013 06:45
I think my husband and I ran into you on the traverse! We summitted Blanca first and then made our way to Ellingwood. I think we crossed passed in the middle. Awesome that your dog was there for your finish!! Congrats again! It turned out to be a great day!!


flylikeabeagle


Congratulations!     09/15/2013 16:21
Thanks for a great report and photos. Congratulations on finishing. I am motivated by your efforts!


Muldstar


Thanks!     09/15/2013 23:27
It was a really fun ride and nice to finally take a breather! Aliciaf, it was nice running into you. You must have had an amazing summit on Blanca with the sunrise! Normally my wife hikes with me but decided to stay at lower elevation that day. My dog sure was happy to come along though, especially since she got left behind on way too many climbs this summer.


cftbq


That's fast     09/16/2013 02:34
Congrats. Don't you ever sleep? Congrats to Maddy, too; she looks like a top-notch climbing buddy.


Muldstar


Passed out     09/16/2013 14:58
in the back of my truck in the late afternoon is where I usually reside. Maddy is an awesome climbing dog and pretty much lives for that fresh mountain air. I think she's over 40 14ers, but I stopped counting a while ago.


bking14ers

Me too     09/20/2014 12:38
O



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2015 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.