Peak(s):  Blanca Peak  -  14,345 feet
Ellingwood Point  -  14,042 feet
Crestone Needle  -  14,197 feet
Crestone Peak  -  14,294 feet
Date Posted:  09/14/2013
Date Climbed:   09/01/2013
Author:  Muldstar
 Stop the Madness: My final 14ers  

The time had finally come. It was Labor Day weekend, and my plan was to make a run at finishing the 14ers if the weather held and my legs didn't give out. I had 4 peaks left, Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, Ellingwood Point, and Blanca Peak. Overall, I was 54 peaks in, with 23 climbed this year. Plan A was to knock out the Crestones on Aug. 31 and then go for Ellingwood and Blanca on Sept. 01. Plan B was to split up the Crestones and finish the last two some other weekend in the Fall, but I really didn't want to go down that road......

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Teaser photo:
Maddy on saddle between Ellingwood and Blanca

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 Comments or Questions

09/15/2013 06:45
I think my husband and I ran into you on the traverse! We summitted Blanca first and then made our way to Ellingwood. I think we crossed passed in the middle. Awesome that your dog was there for your finish!! Congrats again! It turned out to be a great day!!


09/15/2013 16:21
Thanks for a great report and photos. Congratulations on finishing. I am motivated by your efforts!


09/15/2013 23:27
It was a really fun ride and nice to finally take a breather! Aliciaf, it was nice running into you. You must have had an amazing summit on Blanca with the sunrise! Normally my wife hikes with me but decided to stay at lower elevation that day. My dog sure was happy to come along though, especially since she got left behind on way too many climbs this summer.


That's fast
09/16/2013 02:34
Congrats. Don't you ever sleep? Congrats to Maddy, too; she looks like a top-notch climbing buddy.


Passed out
09/16/2013 14:58
in the back of my truck in the late afternoon is where I usually reside. Maddy is an awesome climbing dog and pretty much lives for that fresh mountain air. I think she's over 40 14ers, but I stopped counting a while ago.


Me too
09/20/2014 12:38

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