Pikes Peak via the Crags 14,115 feet

Data from the Garmin Distance:  14.59 miles Net elevation gain: 4,418 ft  Date of summit: 7/2/2018 It was the Sunday evening before the 4th of July, and we were itching for another 14er to summit though we weren’t particularly eager for a long drive or car camp the night before. In our peak “bagging” project, we only

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Mount Princeton 14,197 ft, Sawatch Range

Though the hike up Mount Princeton will be described in better detail as we go along, the photographs above provides a fairly accurate summary of this mountain for those seeking to summit this summer. Talus hopping, navigating steep scree- filled slopes, and dodging the apparent infestation of spiders spinnning their intricate webs among the maze

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Castle Peak 14,265 ft Elk Range

Our Return to Castle Peak  In the glorious heat and brilliance of mid summer,  we finally made the return trip to the Elk Mountains to reattempt Castle Peak and possibly tag the summit of its unranked neighbor, Conundrum. Two years ago on our annual trip to Aspen we made our first attempt at these peaks,

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