Whether you’re new to Colorado or new to hiking, you’ve probably heard people mention 14ers. A 14er (or fourteener) is a mountain with a peak exceeding 14,000′ in elevation. When you reach the top, you’re rewarded with incredibly scenery (Pikes … Continued
Classic pre-dawn morning start. On the trail by 04:00 to climb the gully. The advantage of doing it this way is you do not have to look up at what you are climbing. By day, it is a miserable little gully, both up and down. But at night, it just feels like a steep ascent on sketchy dirt and rock. Crawling along the solid gully wall was the best way. Another reason for an early start is the weather. In our case, weather would be our friend all day long.