CO cohp completer...

14ers in California and Washington state or any other peak in the USA
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:57 pm

Congrats, Matt!

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby 14erFred » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:02 pm

Way to go, Matt! Great job! Congratulations! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby ChrisRoberts » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:09 pm

Awesome, high points are a great way to see our great state! Congrats Matt, I hope to complete the COHPs someday
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby Matt » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Well, since Fletch HAD to post this... :oops:
Thanks for the comments, everyone.
I think Aaron captured the "why" of this perfectly, which Jeff hints at...
My draw to this list is getting to EVERY part of the state, not just areas with high peaks.

...and it's an original answer to the "what's next?" people toss out after the 14ers. It's fun being a tourist in your own state, going to places that seem as foreign as Oklahoma, or (dear God) Kansas. The biggest plus? Listening to Chris "mountain encyclopedia" inAZ toss out mountain facts and trivia for countless hours as we drove around this state.
Bob and Kate, thanks for letting me skip those 13ers today so I could get this done.
Fischer, is that a trick question? :lol: Of those, Bent County is the only ranked peak, so it wins. The rest? Ask Chris.
Brian, you know that you have to FINISH a list to get gold stars from John Kirk.
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby susanjoypaul » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:24 am

Congratulations Matt! Like individual county lists, the Colorado county highpoint list is a lot tougher than some people might imagine, for reasons best not discussed in online forums. I need to finish it myself one of these fine days - stuck at 57 for a few years, now.

So which peak was your favorite? Most difficult? What's next?

Hey - I just noticed in my daily cohp digest that - per Adam Helman - you finished Arizona too. Nice work! Did not know that...

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby kansas » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:01 am

Drinking that beer as a reward is reason enough to finish. Congrats.
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby CarpeDM » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:44 am

Nice job, Matt!
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby ChrisinAZ » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:14 am

Congrats man! Looking forward to hearing about your last few trips...and following in your footsteps on the dozen-odd peaks I have left. You earned that La Cumbre!

And hey, what *else* can you do when driving the beautiful plains of eastern Colorado? Besides listening to quality radio programming, that is...

Fisching: I'd have to agree with Matt on Bent, it's actually a pretty neat summit with rock formations galore. Do make sure you get permission first though. Weld has nice views, but access is a pain. Logan = meh. Baca is mildly neat, but there's now apparently a gravel quarry that makes access trickier; if you can get up there, climb Potato Butte across the county line for a bonus. Yuma, we did because it's on the list--it might as well be in eastern Nebraska.
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby summitbound » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:08 am

Congrats Matt, very unique!
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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby uwe » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:09 pm

A small select group of finishers.
Way cool.

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby San Juan Ron » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:20 pm

Congrats! It would even be more awesome if you used the 3,000 foot rule. :wft:

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Re: CO cohp completer...

Postby benners » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:24 pm

Congratulations Matt! Very cool. Maybe we can finish the next list together!


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