Your 37th 14er

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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by d_baker » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:16 pm

My 37th was of course Humboldt, because everyone knows that you're supposed to do them in order by rank.

Or it was more likely Missouri in '06, with my friend Yekcid and his dog Gracie...and since everyone likes dogs....


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susanjoypaul wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:31 am
Scott P wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:23 am
Culebra for me. 14ers.com trip organized by Susan Joy Paul.
I remember that one, Scott. It was my second time up there. I got caught up in conversation with Uwe and we started hiking down the wrong ridge at one point. In my defense, it was really socked in that day! Still a great trip :-D
I remember that day too, and I kind of thought I "organized" that trip. But my ego is huge and I need to take credit for things.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by ltlFish99 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:17 pm

My 37th was Humbolt. I did not choose this peak.

Someone I had communicated with on this site wanted to hike it. It was cool because I got to camp with someone I had never met, hike a beautiful valley with those wonderful crestone views almost the entire day as we went up and down the west ridge.

I probably set a record for the longest time span between 14ers at 16 years and 8 months.
The last one I had previously hiked was yale in September of 2003 to Celebrate my new acl functioning correctly.
The upside to not having hiked one in an extended period of time was that I had an absolutely great time on a very moderate peak. I followed that with san luis, handies, Wetterhorn, and an attempt on Shavano.
I got to the upper saddle at 13,400 and was greeted by constant 70 mph winds which turned a previously delightful day into one where I decided that I would enjoy it more some other day.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by susanjoypaul » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:29 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:16 pm
susanjoypaul wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:31 am
Scott P wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:23 am
Culebra for me. 14ers.com trip organized by Susan Joy Paul.
I remember that one, Scott. It was my second time up there. I got caught up in conversation with Uwe and we started hiking down the wrong ridge at one point. In my defense, it was really socked in that day! Still a great trip :-D
I remember that day too, and I kind of thought I "organized" that trip. But my ego is huge and I need to take credit for things.
That's a good possibility. I have trouble organizing myself. You were definitely there though. You and your ego. Hahahahaha.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by d_baker » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:33 pm

susanjoypaul wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:29 pm
d_baker wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:16 pm
susanjoypaul wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:31 am

I remember that one, Scott. It was my second time up there. I got caught up in conversation with Uwe and we started hiking down the wrong ridge at one point. In my defense, it was really socked in that day! Still a great trip :-D
I remember that day too, and I kind of thought I "organized" that trip. But my ego is huge and I need to take credit for things.
That's a good possibility. I have trouble organizing myself. You were definitely there though. You and your ego. Hahahahaha.
My ego is larger than the cairn on the ridge of Culebra.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by sunny1 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:48 pm

Interesting question!
Had to take a few minutes to look through the pages to figure this one out.
Fun trip down memory lane!

#37 Humboldt, 10/16/2010
I picked it because I hadn't done it yet, and neither had my partner that day, Fishdude.
I had no idea it's rank is also #37. I'm never that organized! :lol:
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by bergsteigen » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:51 pm

Dignus wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:04 am
For those of you who made it this far, what was your 37th 14er? Why did you pick that one? Do have any good stories from the trip? Which one do you recommend for someone preparing for this momentous occasion? Personally I'm considering Redcloud but I'm just not sure.
Well, my #37 was Redcloud! So go for it ;)

Chose it mainly because my climbing partner from Mt Baker wanted to hike the Lake City 14ers. So we attempted a car traverse between Wetterhorn, Matterhorn and Uncompaghre (but only got Wetterhorn), then moved over to hike Redcloud and Sunshine.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by Wish I lived in CO » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:07 pm

As I recall, #37 was the one right after #36, and just before #38. Very memorable.



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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by d_baker » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:19 pm

RobbS wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:40 am
Dignus wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:04 am
For those of you who made it this far, what was your 37th 14er? Why did you pick that one? Do have any good stories from the trip? Which one do you recommend for someone preparing for this momentous occasion? Personally I'm considering Redcloud but I'm just not sure.
Your 37th post is about your 37th (and next) fourteener? 8-[
Is this by design or just some random number alignment?
I saw that too, and found that interesting!
There was a guy on here over a decade ago that posted asking what his #2000 post should be!
If I recall, it turned out to be about his backpack getting mauled by a bear at the Needleton bridge!
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by highpilgrim » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:22 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:19 pm
If I recall, it turned out to be about his backpack getting mauled by a bear at the Needleton bridge!
That’d be cojones as I recall. :lol:
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by nmjameswilson » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:36 am

My 37th ended up being Challenger ...I did Kit Carson/Challenger + Columbia + Obstruction + Kitty Kat + Point 13290 via the East Ridge from South Colony Lakes.

I really enjoyed the climb up and down Columbia.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by nyker » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:52 am

My #37 was Blanca. I had been wanting to do that Group and it hadn't worked out in prior trips.
I had grand ambitions of doing all three on one trip but weather would have something to say about that.
I finally got Blanca done but then on my way to contemplate Ellingwood, skies turned black within 30min of being bluebird and I scurried down needing to come back for Ellingwood and Little Bear.
Each of those would require two more trips each, making a total of 6 hikes up that darn road to get the three over a couple of years.
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Re: Your 37th 14er

Post by stoopdude » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:07 am

HikesInGeologicTime wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:04 am
stoopdude wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:32 am
I wish I knew how to figure out the answer to this lol.
Luckily for me, every fourteener I've climbed from #33 on (Handies, where I split my face open by taking a free-fall onto a rock from 5-10' above it) has been so traumatic in some exciting new way that I just had to write a trip report about it!

Which is how I am able to report that #37 was Challenger, whose gully ripped me - and my pants - a new one. Several times over. #38, attained that same day, was Kit Carson, because I decided at Challenger's summit that I only hated myself enough to deal with that misery once.

Oh, and happy April Fools' Day to you too, OP! :)
LOL Hikes... you looked like you were having a great time when I ran into you on Bierstadt last January (was that last year??). I also reached the bottom of Challenger with ripped pants and a bloody knee. I really should keep better notes on my outings though.
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