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 Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
 Post Date:  06/25/2010
 Date Climbed:   06/25/2010
 Posted By:  The Legend

 Retreat on Mt. Yale   

This was a retreat with the teens from the church. We had 11 guys come and hike with us. We spent the night in a campsite close to the trailhead and were up at 4:30am to pack up. We hit the trail at 5:20. The trip was nice and everyone made the summit. For some of these guys, this was the first 14er, and this was my 14th 14er.
Standing on a some air. There is a rock that is on the trail that makes for a great shot.
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Starting to wake up, the sleep over the night was not the best, my tent was at an angle and I had to pee a three times. I hate that.
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Some of the great shots, on Mt. Yale you get a 360 view of the surrounding ranges. There was one range that still had some snow on it, it was very pretty.
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We got to the top by the paper was gone, hate that, because I always enjoy signing it with my mountain name, maybe you have seen my tag on there before. Some of the guys I was with were really excited too about signing this, but hopefully next time.
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A summit view. It was great up there, very little wind and was not cold at all. No need for a jacket, probably one of the best summit days ever.
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The Legend continues to hunt the 14ers. This is my 14th one in the last year and a half. My goal this summer and early fall is to get to the twenties. This would be a great accomplish, and I got four so far this summer.
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The whole crew that was with me at the top. For a lot of these guys, this was the first 14er ever. It was good to get everyone up and feeling good about themselves. It was a strong team too.
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Always seem to go to fast to get this streams on the way up, but coming down, I always try to get some of these because these are some of the best shots. I had a great one on Grays and Torreys last week.
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Happy hiking everyone.



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  • Comments or Questions
Greg777


Great Report     2010-06-25 23:36:19
Looks like a great time with the crew!!!


Codys14ers


Beautiful     2010-06-25 23:42:26
Is that Steve Curo?


alsrun

Love Yale     2010-06-26 11:54:02
I was up there Tues. and the wind blew all day with gusts to 30-40 mph. Congrats to your team as this isn‘t the easiest 14er around.


Eagle eye 1

A good retreat     2010-06-26 13:30:41
What a way to share Gods creation. Way to go, bro.


The Legend


Yes     2010-06-26 15:13:01
Yes, that is the famous Steven Curo. I work with him.



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