Mount Massive via Southwest Slopes: 14,421 ft

Distance: 8.06 miles (out and back) Elevation Gain: 4,037 ft. (net) Max Elevation: 14,421 ft. Min. Elevation: 10,384 ft. 14er # 13 We drove once again into the land of the gentle giants a mere 6 days later to tackle our next objective in the Sawatch Range, Mount Massive. Massive stands majestically southwest of the little town of Leadville beckoning visitors

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Mount of the Holy Cross via the North Ridge Route

Distance: 12 miles (out and back) Elevation Gain: 5,649 ft. (total) Max Elevation: 14,005 ft. Min. Elevation: 10,311 ft. For years, rumors circulated that a natural cross could be found deep in the rugged back country of Colorado. Until photographer W.H. Jackson produced the famous photograph in his geographical survey expedition with F.V. Hayden in 1873, the existence of the beautiful religious

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McCullough Gulch 2015

We decided to hike McCullough Gulch again, but this time with different company: Thomas’ Mom.  Last year we hiked McCullough Gulch on a trip for Allyson’s birthday and the trip report can be found here: McCullough Gulch 2014.  This year’s hike brought new adventures and excitement. The hike itself is roughly 2.7 miles RT to the

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