Pennsylvania Mountain (13,006′) | Colorado | 05/03/20

Pennsylvania Mountain (13,006') | CO Rank: 635/637 Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Fairplay, CO 05/03/20 | 5.47 miles | 1,606' gain | Class 1 Pennsylvania Mountain is in the running to be the easiest 13er in Colorado, so the number of tries it took me to actually summit falls into the "embarrassing" category. …

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Pennsylvania Mountain (13,006′) Attempt | Colorado | 02/01/20

Pennsylvania Mountain (13,006') Attempt | CO Rank: 635/637 Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Fairplay, CO 02/01/20 | 1.9 miles | 370' gain | Class 1 Rats, another day foiled by weather. I've been having the worst luck lately and it's become extremely demoralizing. Here's hoping that things turn around this spring & summer! …

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Kelso Mountain (13,164′) | Colorado | 10/19/19

  Kelso Mountain (13,164') | CO Rank: 510/637 Front Range | Arapaho National Forest | Georgetown, CO 10/19/19 | 5.02 miles | 1,969' gain | Class 2 Allie and I had been talking about climbing Kelso Mountain for a long time and we finally had an opportunity right before a big snowstorm blew in! We both …

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West Spanish Peak (13,626′) | Colorado | 10/12/19

  West Spanish Peak (13,626') | CO Rank: 183/637 Sangre de Cristo Range | San Isabel National Forest | La Veta, CO 10/12/19 | 7.46 miles | 2,655' gain | Class 2 West Spanish Peak was Allie's and my last snow-free summit of 2019. And to make it even more special, it was my very first …

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Winfield Peak (13,077′) and Virginia Peak (13,088′) | Colorado | 09/21/19

  Winfield Peak (13,077') | CO Rank: Unranked Virginia Peak (13,088') | CO Rank: 579/637 Sawatch Range | San Isabel National Forest | Granite, CO 09/21/19 | 7.78 miles | 2,894' gain | Class 2 What can I say about this trip that Allie didn't already say in her wonderful report? Oh yeah, it sucked. Well …

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East Buffalo Peak (13,300′) & West Buffalo Peak (13,326′) | Colorado | 08/18/19

East Buffalo Peak (13,300') | CO Rank: 399/637 West Buffalo Peak (13,326') | CO Rank: 372/637 Mosquito Range | Buffalo Peaks Wilderness | Buena Vista, CO 08/18/19 | 11.01 miles | 3,408' gain | Class 2 I'm really glad that I met Allie. We hike well together, which is really important, and she gets me …

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Mount Buckskin (13,865′) & Loveland Mountain (13,692′) | Colorado | 08/15/19

Mount Buckskin (13,865') | CO Rank: 76/637 Loveland Mountain (13,692') | CO Rank: Unranked Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Alma, CO 08/15/19 | 4.86 miles | 2,420' gain | Class 2 What to do on a Thursday? Oh yeah, solo summit snaggin'! (Technically, Bob the blue heeler was with me, but I was …

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