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Congrats to my mom - 1st 14er

Postby BobbyFinn » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:16 pm

Hey all - I just wanted to congratulate my Mom, Marilyn, on her 1st 14er. On June 4, Kate, my Mom, and I hiked up to the top of Mt. Evans from the upper parking lot - through a lot more snow than we anticipated. She did great! She lives in Chicago and didn't have any altitude issues. She recently overcame some serious health problems (I wont go into the details, but recently the term "complete remission" was used) and during her treatments I kept telling her that we'd hike something when she got better. So here she is!
Mom Evans Summit - small.jpg
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Kate Mom and Bob Evans Summit - small.jpg
Kate, Mom, and Bob
Kate Mom and Bob Evans Summit - small.jpg (300.29 KiB) Viewed 834 times


After hiking to the top she understood better why Kate and I hike. When we got back to the car, she asked me when we'll take her on her next 14er hike! I think she's hooked!
Way to go Mom - I'm proud of you!
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Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Congrats, you guys! That is so cool!!

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Postby gonzalj » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:25 pm

Way to go to your Mom, that's awesome and way to get her hooked on our awesome mountains!!!

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Re: Congrats to my mom - 1st 14er

Postby Matt » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:53 pm

Props to Mommy Finn!
It's got to be nice to reverse roles and be proud of your mother's achievement.
Nothing says, "I'm back" [from serious health problems] like standing atop a 14er. =D>
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Re: Congrats to my mom - 1st 14er

Postby CarpeDM » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:35 am

Wow! That is way cool! Congrats to your Mom, Bob! It sounds like she's caught the bug. Pretty soon she'll be flying out every weekend to drag you and Kate up a mountain.

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Re: Congrats to my mom - 1st 14er

Postby sunny1 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:59 am

Congrats! Awesome accomplishment! :mrgreen: =D> Love the pics :D

My mom has MS - we haven't taken on a 14er, but she's made it to 12K, and was very proud of herself - and I was proud and impressed, too!

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Super Congrats

Postby Jay521 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:13 am

That is AWESOME!!!!!
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Postby KatieFinn » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:21 am

Her strength, faith, and determination have been inspirational throughout her fight and recovery. I felt privileged to share this accomplishment on Mt. Evans with her. Looking forward to more special moments on and off the mountains!
Well done, Mom! =D>

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Postby USAKeller » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:50 am

KatieFinn wrote:Her strength, faith, and determination have been inspirational throughout her fight and recovery. I felt privileged to share this accomplishment on Mt. Evans with her. Looking forward to more special moments on and off the mountains!
Well done, Mom! =D>

That is so wonderful - congratulations to her! Sharing a summit with your parents is an amazing feeling.

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Re: Congrats to my mom - 1st 14er

Postby I fall a lot » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:06 am

That's great!

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Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:15 am

KatieFinn wrote:Her strength, faith, and determination have been inspirational throughout her fight and recovery. I felt privileged to share this accomplishment on Mt. Evans with her. Looking forward to more special moments on and off the mountains!
Well done, Mom! =D>

Well said Kate.

Congratulations to Bob's Mom (can we get a name?) :wink:

What a wonderful accomplishment! First and foremost with your health and now experiencing the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

May your health, strength, determination, and love from your family only continue to get stronger and stronger!

You rocked it Mom! =D> =D> =D>
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Postby tmathews » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:19 am

Congrats to Mama Finn! =D> :mrgreen:

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