La Plata Peak: Sawatch Range

Distance: 9.38 miles (out and back) Elevation Gain: 4,314 ft. (total) 4,114 ft (net) Max Elevation: 14,209 ft. Min. Elevation: 10,095 ft. Winter is coming. And unlike Game of Thrones, it is actually approaching rather quickly, more so, in fact, than we would like. Having an extra day off this past Labor Day weekend, we planned one of our final summer ascents

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The Sawtooth (Mt. Bierstadt & Mt. Evans)

Distance: 11.2 miles (out and back)  Elevation Gain: 4,335 ft (total gain) Max Elevation: 14,265 ft  Min. Elevation: 11,473 ft We did Mount Bierstadt last year, that route is shown in green in the above Google Earth maps. The blue shows the new route we took to do the Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans combo. On the right is a closer look at the Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans

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Mt. Elbert Summit: 14,433 ft

Distance: 9.62 miles (out and back)  Elevation Gain: 4,408 ft (total) 4,377 ft (net) Max Elevation: 14,433 ft  Min. Elevation: 10,056 ft All week long we constantly monitored Mountain Forecast for conditions atop Colorado’s highest peak, Mount Elbert, hoping for an opportunity to summit this spectacular mountain. Nestled about 115 miles southwest of Denver in the Sawatch Range, this gentle giant rests majestically

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Breckenridge Peak 8 Fox Sighting and More

Distance: 2.8 miles (loop;out and back)  Elevation Gain: 1,587 ft. (total) 1,467 ft. (net)  Max Elevation: 12,615 ft.  Min. Elevation: 11,148 ft. We decided to explore Breckenridge a little bit more after our Quandary expedition and headed over towards the base of Peak 8.  On the way we found that the gondola was free (at least in the summer) and parked (again at a free

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