Redcloud Peak --June 27, 2013
Sunshine Peak--June 27, 2013
Julie and I used Lake City as our base camp to climb these peaks. We had a great day, but the hike was very long and tiring. Smoke from the West Fork Complex fire hung in the air most of the time.
Mount of the Holy Cross--June 24, 2013
I finally climbed the Cross Couloir. I have been thinking about this climb since 1997 when I bought Lou Dawson's Guide to the Fourteeners. The first mountain in the book is Mount of the Holy Cross and I dreamed then of climbing up the cross. Matt Walsh and I did just that on a spectacular day. We descended via the Angelica Couloir on steep, hard snow. We had a great climb for sure.
Blanca Peak--June 10, 2013
Ellingwood Point--June 10, 2013
Matt Walsh and I climbed up the dreaded Como Road for the final time in order for me to get a shot at Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak. We slept in bivy sacks under the stars and made both summits. Eleven summits to go!
Humboldt Peak --May 27, 2013
Matt Walsh and I climbed Humboldt Peak over Memorial Day weekend. We camped at the Lower South Colony Lake in more snow than we thought would be there. Great weather on summit day and firm snow made climbing fun. This was my 45th Colorado 14er! Thirteen to go!
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