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3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby bergsteigen » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:40 am

Congratulations! Fun list, looking forward to many of them! Good luck on the next 100 :mrgreen:

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby djkest » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:10 am

Congratulations, guys! Awesome accomplishment.
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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:12 am

Sweet Job!!

Way to wave that hipster flag high and proud.

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby Mindy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:13 am

Congratulations Wooderson, Papillon, and Chicago Transplant. Your dedication and style continue to motivate.

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby JosephG » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:16 am

Congrats!

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby Floyd » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:26 am

Congrats guys! So, Mike brought Godiva on the 13er half-way point ("L") and now Brownie Cake on the Cent finisher. I'll make sure I'm on the Bi- finisher to find out what's next...

After thinking about it, Papperson, I only accompanied you guys on Jagged, but Mike, hard to believe that I think I was only with you on 2 of the 100: Jagged and Culebra. And Culebra is kind of a stretch since you were a half-hour in front of me.

Congrats again you guys!! I'll raise a chocolate chip cookie as a toast to many more summits shared.
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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby KatieFinn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:52 am

Congrats! Nicely done!

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:58 am

What a killer mountain to finish on. I love that one.

Congrats to all three of you! Way to go!

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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby mountainjam » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:21 am

Congrats to the three of you on finishing the Centennials! Cool peak to finish on, well done!
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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby SarahT » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:55 am

Nice work you three! Sounds like a great way to finish.
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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby USAKeller » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:05 am

Mike, Sarah, and Kevin: another huge congrats on a great accomplishment! What a great peak/day/weekend/area to celebrate! Well done.

Here's a photo of them with Mike's most awesome City Market hand decorated brownies (read: #100 on RGP 9.2.12); they weren't those kinds of brownies, Kiefer! :)
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Re: 3 Centennial finishers on Rio Grande Pyramid

Postby Chicago Transplant » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:21 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words and for all the support over the years! Two years ago when Kevin, Sarah and I first met on an ascent of Pigeon and Turret we started realizing that the "stars might align" for a group finisher. We were hoping Kevin Baker would make it a four-pack but we couldn't talk him into cherry picking Half on the drive over to RGP! This was his 99th, however, so a big congrats is in order for him as well on this trip.

It was a great group to share the finisher with, I'm glad you were all able to make the trip and share in this special milestone with us. I use the term milestone, because of course there are many more mountains to climb! In typical Chicago Transplant/Papillon/Wooderson form, we went from RGP right on to two more 13ers and a 12er and then more on Monday before the pack out.

The question always comes up of "whats next?". For me there are some local county and wilderness lists I am close to finishing on, otherwise just keep plugging away at the thirteeners. The highest 200 will happen eventually, but I probably won't plan trips around it specifically, those dominoes will fall as they may. It took 3 seasons to get the last 8 Centennials, with all those remote San Juan peaks and not wanting to "cherry pick". I guess that is what I get for saving all the remote and harder ones to the end, but I had a lot of great partners on the "Home Stretch" and a lot of great experiences. No need to rush, the journey is more important than the finish line. Keep climbing, I know will :-D
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