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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Jay521 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:29 pm

Wow... What an accomplishment! Way to go, Matt!!!!!
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby AndYouSeeMe » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:36 pm

Hell yeah, Matt! As someone who would maybe possibly someday complete this I look forward to the beta on the plains counties.

My draw to this list is getting to EVERY part of the state, not just areas with high peaks. And jeesh, 32nd finisher, that's definitely something to be proud of.

So is New Mexico the next to fall then? I'd be up for some long car rides to middle of nowhere places. :-D

I hope you truly enjoyed whatever fine beverage got the honor of the finisher choice. What was it?

Congrats again, dude!
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby 12ersRule » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:38 pm

Nice!!! Wyoming is waiting as well, not many counties there!

Congrats!

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby jblyth » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:56 pm

Congrats, Matt!

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby sunny1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:58 pm

Congrats, Matt! You're on a roll...uh, you're on fire...uh oh, that sounds hazardous.... try again... You rock! :mrgreen: =D>
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby SurfNTurf » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:22 pm

Awesome accomplishment, Matt. It must have been fun getting to know the state so well.
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Presto » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:26 pm

Woohoo! That is so neat ... I remember we were discussing this the other day and now you've gone and done it! I will have to come up with a particularly special treat for you, my friend. =D> :iluvbeer: \:D/ :bow: Many, many more happy trails for you! :-D
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby BobbyFinn » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:22 pm

Congrats! We're glad you were able to finish!
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Mountain Ninja » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:30 pm

Awesome job, Matt! I really gotta meet you one of these days. Chris speaks highly of you, not to mention your excellent reputation! Way to spank the Colorado HP's.

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Fisching » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:49 pm

Awesome! Can you rank in order of preference for aspiring county highpointers:

A) Logan
B) Weld
C) Baca
D) Bent
E) Yuma
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby BenfromtheEast » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:51 pm

Wait. I thought Matt had already climbed all the mountains in Colorado.

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Brian Thomas » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:23 pm

This is beyond awesome. You have truly earned the spinning star icon on your Lists of John profile =D> =D> =D>

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