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 Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
Pyramid Peak  -  14,018 feet
 Post Date:  08/17/2010 Modified: 09/17/2010
 Date Climbed:   06/11/2005
 Posted By:  Mad Mike

 59 14ers, 59 Pictures, 1 Bad Poem...Part 1   

It was June the 11th when we hit Barr Trail…
after finishing the incline, we wanted to bail.

Our lungs were hurting, but we decided to keep going…
the sky was clear and the winds were barely blowing.

16 golden stairs and a few yodels later…
we were on top of Pikes Peak, feeling much greater.

We climbed a few more the following year…
then we found this website, our goal was now clear.

To the top of the highest peaks, that's where we headed…
all it took is determination and a shit-load of regular unleaded.

Dani was a fan of the early morning glow…
so she named herself "Alpen Girl" and was ready to go.

I have a temper and I like to move fast…
"Mad Mike" was the name that I came to at last.

Our favorite mtn that's hard to say…
they are all so amazing, in their own little way.

On top of Mt. Princeton at 1 in the morning…
Wilson Peak lighting, without much warning.

Our first ski descent on Quandary in May…
the Maroon Bells on July 4th, what an incredible day.

We wanted the last to be hard, but fun…
So we went with Pyramid, and without the sun.

Up the northwest ridge, we found our way…
traverse to gully was the theme of the day.

At 9am we stood on the top…
drinking champagne, admiring the 1000 foot drop.

What we'll do next, I already know…
keep climbing mountains, rain, sun or snow.


Pikes Peak...June 11, 2005
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Mount Bierstadt...March 5, 2006
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bierstadt


Grays Peak...May 14, 2006
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Torreys Peak...May 14, 2006
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Mount Democrat...May 15, 2006
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Mount Cameron...May 15, 2006
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Mount Lincoln...May 15, 2006
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Mount Bross...May 15, 2006
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Mount Sherman...May 28, 2006
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Mount Belford...June 18, 2006
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Mount Oxford...June 18, 2006
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Mount Shavano...July 1, 2006
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Tabeguache Peak...July 1, 2006
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Challenger Point...July 15, 2006
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Kit Carson Peak...July 15, 2006
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Longs Peak...August 10, 2006
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Mount Lindsey...September 30, 2006
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Mount Princeton...May 18, 2007
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La Plata Peak...May 27, 2007
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Mount Elbert...May 29, 2007
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Mount Antero...July 1, 2007
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Redcloud Peak...July 2, 2007
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Sunshine Peak...July 2, 2007
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Handies Peak...July 3, 2007
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Humboldt Peak...July 14, 2007
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Mount Yale...August 24, 2007
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Crestone Peak...August 30, 2007
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Crestone Needle...August 30, 2007
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Mount Massive...September 21, 2007
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  • Comments or Questions (3)
huffy13


Awesome.....     2010-08-18 07:55:01
This is a cool ”trip report”, now on to Part 2!!!!


paul109876


Great pics     2010-08-18 10:55:11
I really like the Crestone Needle pic


jmg6429


AWESOME     2010-08-21 13:52:10
yep you all inspire me. Must have been a blast. Have fun tommorrow and tommorrow.



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