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Any 14ers clear to the summit?

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Re: Any 14ers clear to the summit?

Postby Tory Wells » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:37 am

scottrappold wrote:It's a few hundred feet shy of a fourteener, but we climbed West Spanish Peak Friday and barely stepped on any snow at all, just a few gentle snowfields at the top.

OMG dude.....it's not even a 14er? It's not worth climbing then, might as well knock it down and build a Walmart and McDonalds on the mound. It's not even a real mountain until it goes over 14k. 14,000 or bust! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Any 14ers clear to the summit?

Postby scottrappold » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:51 am

OMG dude.....it's not even a 14er? It's not worth climbing then, might as well knock it down and build a Walmart and McDonalds on the mound. It's not even a real mountain until it goes over 14k. 14,000 or bust! :roll: :roll: :roll:


I know, right? It was hardly worth dragging our butts up the slag heap, because I can't put a notch in my belt or check it off some list....
But seriously, I'm happy people avoid these "lesser" peaks. More solitude for us. We saw two other people all day.

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Re: Any 14ers clear to the summit?

Postby mtgirl » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:13 am

scottrappold wrote:I know, right? It was hardly worth dragging our butts up the slag heap, because I can't put a notch in my belt or check it off some list....
But seriously, I'm happy people avoid these "lesser" peaks. More solitude for us. We saw two other people all day.


I agree 100%. Last summer, I was hiking up Northstar Mountain and didn't see a soul on the route the entire trip. And, from a distance, I got to witness the conga line of people hiking up the final pitch to Quandary's summit. Northstar was far more interesting......Another super fun mountain that's not a 14er is Bison Peak in the LCW.
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Re: Any 14ers clear to the summit?

Postby scottrappold » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:28 am

I agree on Bison! When I moved to CO five years ago that was the first "big" mountain I climbed, and I had it all to myself. I was a little disappointed when I started doing the 14ers and realized how little solitude there is up there, even on a weekday......

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