Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by spiderman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:39 am

Congrats Calvin. Welcome to the Colorado legendary kids club. There are so many amazing ones in this state: Scott's kids, Matt Moniz inter alia. It sure helps to have an amazing dad. If my son's dad weren't so slow and fat, perhaps his resume would have been more impressive! Anyway, it must have been a challenge getting the Rainier Nazi's to allow him on the trail at the age of 8. And Sunlight Spire... um wow =D>
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by San Juan Ron » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:28 pm

Calvin rocks! But, I know his true love is now fishing! SJ Ron :)
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by Johnson » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:31 pm

Good job Calvin!
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by quackquackcolorado » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:27 am

Simply amazing. Congrats, Calvin!!
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by wondering_hough » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:36 am

Wow, simply amazing! Congrats calvin! You are much tougher than the six year old I saw with his family on a 14er, lets just say he wasn't enjoying the mtns that day
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by Sean Nunn » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:30 pm

Calvin,

I can tell from the picture of you climbing on Capitol that you pull your own weight too (real backpack on your back). Very impressive.

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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by MountainHiker » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:28 pm

Amazing! Congratulations Calvin! =D>
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by hobo13 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:00 pm

andrewhamilton wrote:I actually tried to talk him out of it...
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by unclegar » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:40 am

Wow! Twice already. Very impressive. And Sunlight Spire... Wow!
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by SoCool » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:32 pm

Completing the 14'ers at age 8 is awesome. Completing them twice now, at age 10, is truly remarkable. I've only met Calvin briefly, but he is a great kid who somehow doesn't have a big ego. And the rest of us can keep our ego in check as we struggle to complete the list just once.
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by smrcka » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:50 pm

Wow - incredible accomplishment! Nice work Calvin!
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