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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by Chicago Transplant » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:35 am

I went with Pikes so that my family could come up and join, this was August 2008. First one was on Grays on a trip from Chicago in June 2003, so a little over 5 years total. I moved here in May 2004. It was a great milestone on a greater journey, as I was already committed to the Highest 100 and seriously considering all of the 13ers. I was glad to have the family along, I hiked from Crags and they drove.

My parents, sister and her then 10 year old son all were up there. In 1976 before my sister was even born, my parents and I were up there on the cog, I was 16 months old. Here is the 1976 and 2008 summit photos:
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by Gene913 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:30 pm

North Maroon. 19 years, 11 days from first to last. It was a great day. Up and down safely with one or two moments where the reality of a safe outcome was unclear.


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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by CUaaron25 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:11 am

Little Bear alone on a Wednesday in 2017. Third time was the charm for this one. The beer selection that day was as questionable as were many of the other choices I'd made up to that point along the way. The 14ers were such a great journey - met my wife hiking 14ers, met a solid group of hiking partners, and it was a great way to explore western Colorado. Ultimately they were a great warm up for the 13er list! \:D/
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by randalmartin » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:15 am

seano wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:08 am
Mine was on an unnamed peak that I didn't expect to climb
What 14er is unnamed?
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by HikerGuy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:27 am

randalmartin wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:15 am
seano wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:08 am
Mine was on an unnamed peak that I didn't expect to climb
What 14er is unnamed?
Culebra, if you didn't pay.
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:41 pm

My finisher was The DeCaLiBron in winter. It was an enjoyable day but very anticlimactic.
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by Salient » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:44 pm

randalmartin wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:15 am
seano wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:08 am
Mine was on an unnamed peak that I didn't expect to climb
What 14er is unnamed?
North Massive maybe if you count it
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by nunns » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:20 pm

Chicago Transplant wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:35 am
I went with Pikes so that my family could come up and join, this was August 2008. First one was on Grays on a trip from Chicago in June 2003, so a little over 5 years total. I moved here in May 2004. It was a great milestone on a greater journey, as I was already committed to the Highest 100 and seriously considering all of the 13ers. I was glad to have the family along, I hiked from Crags and they drove.

My parents, sister and her then 10 year old son all were up there. In 1976 before my sister was even born, my parents and I were up there on the cog, I was 16 months old. Here is the 1976 and 2008 summit photos:

Pikes-Then-And-Now.jpg
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I am curious: what was your final THIRTEENER?

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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by WVMountaineer » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:32 pm

Lindsey was my finisher. Waited to descend the NW Ridge before busting out the Champagne. I had planned on saving Pikes for my finisher but I kept reading how boring and crowded the summit scene would be in the summer so I elected to climb Pikes as a winter training hike for Rainier.
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by HikerGuy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:02 pm

I was solo on my 14er finisher, Pyramid. So no photo, just the benchmark.
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On the other hand, I was with good friends on Jagged, my Centennial finisher.
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by Chicago Transplant » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:04 pm

nunns wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:20 pm
Chicago Transplant wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:35 am
I went with Pikes so that my family could come up and join, this was August 2008. First one was on Grays on a trip from Chicago in June 2003, so a little over 5 years total. I moved here in May 2004. It was a great milestone on a greater journey, as I was already committed to the Highest 100 and seriously considering all of the 13ers. I was glad to have the family along, I hiked from Crags and they drove.

My parents, sister and her then 10 year old son all were up there. In 1976 before my sister was even born, my parents and I were up there on the cog, I was 16 months old. Here is the 1976 and 2008 summit photos:
CT,

I am curious: what was your final THIRTEENER?

Sean Nunn
Still have one to go! Hopefully in about a month I will be skiing off Star for my finisher.
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Re: Your Final 14er

Post by Reg0928 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:24 pm

I was alone on the summit, but here I am high in Chi Basin fresh off a Eolus finisher
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