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7 year old 14er

Postby elims » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:18 pm

I took my son to Mt. Bierstadt today - and he took the summit! Mr. MJ Summit was slow at first, but once he got used to the trail, he did an awesome job. It took us just over 4 hours to summit, and 2.5 to return to the car - he was worn out by the time we got to that last little incline before the parking lot. He had no problems with the altitude, and kept his own pace for the most part.

I'm so proud of my baby! \:D/

And of cool note - we met a man named Charlie who is 77, and I got a picture of the both of them on the summit - 7 and 77. Charlie isn't new to 14ers, but it was the first for his 74 year old cousin from Missouri.

Apologies to our would-be partner for being snail-slow.

Makes #4 for me!

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Postby Kojones » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:59 pm

Always glad to hear new people are getting into it! Hopefully that last inclide to the car didn't make him hate it forever!

Climbing partner: "Is this uphill the whole way?"
Kojones: "No, only half the hike is uphill."

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Postby KeithK » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:05 pm

That is just so cool! Congratulations to you both! =D>
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Postby wasclywabbit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:27 pm

Way cool! I'm glad that you both had a great time and we have a new little hiker out there.
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Postby elims » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:45 pm

MJ Summit is very happy and eager to go again. The cold wind, the never ending willows, nor the final ascent have deterred him. Even as I put him to bed he said it was the most amazing view he'd ever seen, and he's really glad we went.

I'm happy that he's happy - because I love these mountains, and want to share every experience with him and hope he loves them as I do. I'm addicted to 14ers, at least now he understands why, and I think he's almost addicted too.

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Postby DCM57 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm

Congrats on number 1 & number 4!!!! I'm glad it went well & you both had fun. I better get my butt in gear before he passes me!!! :shock: :wink:
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Postby mtnbikir » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:20 pm

Sweet! I drag my daughter up (not really dragging) a mtn a few times a summer. Great Job!

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Postby Aspen Summit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:22 pm

Super Nice!! *Cheers to the little people!* LOL!! Yeeee Haaaaaa!!

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Postby wildbrookie » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:26 pm

S'awesome, just awesome. He's a heck of a boy. :D

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Postby Scott P » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:38 am

Good job and keep climbing with the kid.

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