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 Peak(s):  Crestone Needle  -  14,197 feet
 Post Date:  07/29/2009 Modified: 08/31/2009
 Date Climbed:   07/26/2009
 Posted By:  Maui Built

 Crestone Needle - 1st 14ner and 2nd 14ner   

Holla!!! This is Elias' 1st 14er and my (Nelson AKA Maui Built) 2nd 14er.

So to start the weekend, we stopped by at El Caporal in Canon City for apparently the best Mexican food in Southern Colorado according to my Wexican (White-Mexican) friend Elias.
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To the 4WD Trailhead? YES.
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My Corolla made it up 3.1 miles out of the 5.5 miles before we couldn't go up anymore due to the slick rocks from the rain. Otherwise I'm pretty confident my Super-Asian ride would've made it up all the way to the 4WD Trailhead!
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We camped at Lower South Colony Lake that night.
Got up at 6 AM. Started hiking at 7 AM.
There she is: Crestone Needle - 14,197 feet
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Self explanatory pictures:
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Crossing from "East" to "West" gully.
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Walking on top of Crestone Needle.
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Made it to the top of Crestone Needle at 10AM. Celebrated for 10 minutes.
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Called a few friends. Verizon and Alltel got 5 bars. It started raining.
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Did my classic "Brittany Sloan" dance move on top of the summit.
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Going down...
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So these two Mexican and Filipino combo pretty much slid all the way down the wet rocks. And we also passed the 3 ladies coming down and that's just too bad they didn't summit because of the rain.
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We got back to our camp at Lower South Colony Lake at 12:30PM. Back to our 4 wheeling Corolla at 2PM. And thank you to whoever found my Corolla's missing hubcap and returned it right next to its corresponding wheel. Much love to you.
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Heading home to Colorado Springs, Colorado...
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My posse and I are eyeing and planning for Pyramid Peak on August 15-16, 2009 and Capitol Peak on September 5-6, 2009! Watch for our crazy trip reports!



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  • Comments or Questions
jenrupisan

ummmm.... really     2009-07-29 15:45:48
This just made my day!!! I LOVE IT! too funny! i wanna go!


KeithK


Better than coffee!     2009-07-29 15:54:42
My afternoon latte hasn‘t kept me from napping at work, but this TR woke me up! Your enthusiasm is great!


JA_son27


You guys....     2009-07-29 15:57:08
Have balls! Congrats to your 1st and 3rd 14ers, amazing.


bergsteigen


Fun times!     2009-07-29 19:13:25
You guys look like you had as much fun as us ladies! Keep up the energy.

Toyota is awesome, but a Corolla? WOW! That is impressive


gatorchick


yeah!     2009-07-29 19:27:40
I‘m not sure that I‘ve ever seen such big smiles in a trip report.

LOVE IT.



emcrae

I‘m in your posse!     2009-07-29 20:58:03
I laughed out loud my friend when I read this! Such a great trip report. I guess now I need to do one for ”Big D”


Birdie


Full of life     2009-07-29 21:52:46
Awesome TR! I love your pictures of both the mountain and yourselves enjoying it. You guys had a lot of personality and energy on the mountain when we met, and this TR follows suit. Glad to have met you and good luck on your future hikes. I hope to see you again on some of them!


javy20040


Good Luck!     2009-07-30 06:35:26
Hey guys, good luck with Pyramid and THE BEAST.


msc118


Es Bien...     2009-07-30 07:59:57
Great TR, Nelson. Your pictures are classic!



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