Hiked to the summit of Mount Massive via southeast route on October 2nd, 2021. Mount Massive is the 2nd highest peak in Colorado, and sits next to it’s higher neighbor Mount Elbert. Most of this hike is located in the Mount Massive Wilderness area. Hiking Stats 16.3 miles round-trip 4,705 feet total elevation gain 8 […]
Longs Peak Keyhole Route Longs Peak (14,259′), this hike has been on our bucket list for awhile. We had done our homework on the Longs Peak Keyhole route. Watched every video and read descriptions on 14ers.com and other blog posts. Emily and I were as prepared as could be. 08/09/20 – Getting barely any sleep, […]
Hiked Mt Sherman (14,035) on July 18th 2020 from Iowa Gulch Trailhead An invite to camp for the weekend brought us to Twin Lakes, Colorado – a perfect opportunity to bag some 14ers. As it was one of our companion’s first 14er attempt, we opted for the 5 mile Mt. Sherman from Iowa Gulch Trailhead. […]
La Plata Peak 14er – Northwest Summer Route from La Plata Gulch Trailhead After camping two nights at Twin Lakes, we opted to hit La Plata Peak before the return trip home. We had done Mt Sherman the previous day, and wanted to bag 2 Colorado 14ers this weekend. Spanish for “The Silver,” La […]
This past weekend (June 6th, 2020) brought us 90 miles Southwest of Denver to Buena Vista, a town that neighbors the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range. Our goal was the popular mountain summit of Mount Yale (14,199 feet).
After research and persuasion, we decided on a summit attempt of Quandary Peak via the East Ridge on Leap Day 2020. To up the ante, we planned to ascend our first winter 14er in the dark in order to reach the summit by sunrise.
Mt Elbert is Colorado’s tallest mountain, at 14,400 feet, and second tallest in the lower 48 of the United States. Although it is the highest 14er in Colorado, it’s one of the easier Colorado 14ers to get to the summit to watch sunrise. Arrived at the North Mt Elbert trailhead around 2:45am. My Toyota Corolla […]