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 Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
 Post Date:  08/22/2009
 Date Climbed:   08/22/2009
 Posted By:  HikerLance

 2nd 14er...Pikes Peak via Barr Trail   

Completed my 2nd 14er today…Pikes Peak. It was my wifes 1st. Here is a brief trip report.


We arrived at the TH at 5:35am and began the ascent. As the sun began to rise, I reached for my camera…but no memory card inside!!! No spare...whoops! The lower half was otherwise uneventful and we made Barr Camp in 2:22. A brief 15 minute break and we were off again. I had never been beyond Barr Camp, and Barr Trail really takes on character from there.

The continued vertical climb as the trail continues to become increasingly rough was great. What a beautiful hike above treeline. We made BCamp to summit in 2:47. Total time TH to summit was 5:24. The last 2 miles was pretty tough physically and mentally. The repeated switchbacks…argh!

Father-in-law picked us up at the top and brought me an SD card for my camera…thus a few summit shots are included.

Lance

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  • Comments or Questions (1)
hunterwf


Peak via Barr trail     2009-09-02 13:55:47
Congrats, my wife and I made the summitt of pikes peak on 29 July. It was our first, I look forward to doing many more.



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