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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
 Post Date:  09/09/2009
 Date Climbed:   09/09/2009
 Posted By:  hatchmaster

 Mount Bierstadt West Slopes--1st 14er   

I DID IT! FIRST 14ER! WOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!

I left Englewood at 3:30am. Arrived at trailhead at 5am. "30 minutes early" I thought, "lets get hiking".

Opened car door.

Dang it‘s cold.

Closed car door......slept till 6:30am.

Hit the trail at 6:30am. Quickly met up with the only other hiker there. Nate from Louisiana. A great guy and it was a plesure hiking with you. We trudged up the mountain and summited at 9:15am. Spent about 20-30 minutes on the summit and got back to the cars at 11:45am. What a great day. I think I like this 14er stuff.

Oh and be careful on the boardwalks when there is frost. They are slippery.

Oh and I think the term easy 14er is BS. It was created to kill tourists. Today was fun but I‘m whooped.



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  • Comments or Questions (3)
refuge4

Congratulations Hatchmaster!     2009-09-10 19:00:51
Congratulations Hatchmaster!
Now there is every level of easy to hard you can imagine,...and then some!
Welcome to the Fourteeners!
refuge4


refuge4

Congratulations Hatchmaster!     2009-09-10 19:00:59
Congratulations Hatchmaster!
Now there is every level of easy to hard you can imagine,...and then some!
Welcome to the Fourteeners!
refuge4


coloradonative


Good Job     2009-09-21 21:55:47
I recognize this post from cf. Again good job, and stay with it.



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