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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Colorado Trail: Segments 1-6 | Colorado | 07/24/17-08/02/17

In the summer of 2017, Kyle and I set out on the adventure of a lifetime. We intended to thru-hike the entirety of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango (485 miles). We spent nearly a year beforehand planning the logistics and purchasing gear. Somehow we were both able to get 6 weeks off work, …

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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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Vindicator Valley Loop | Colorado | 07/24/19

Cripple Creek Gold Mine Overlook Cripple Creek, CO | 07/24/19 After a fun morning hike to Devil's Head Lookout, we made our way down to our next hike, Vindicator Valley. On the way, we stopped at a mine overlook. I was surprised to see that the overlook platform was constructed from an old haul truck …

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Devil’s Head Fire Lookout (9,748′) | Colorado | 07/24/19

Devil's Head Fire Lookout (9,748') | Pike National Forest Sedalia, CO | 07/24/19 | 3.04 miles | 939' gain Now that my brother's gone back to Wisconsin, I'm trying to get caught up on my blog posts. I have 17 posts in the queue right now, most of which are from our two weeks together, …

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Horseshoe Mountain (13,898′) & Peerless Mountain (13,348′) | Colorado | 07/14/19

Horseshoe Mountain (13,898') | CO Rank: 72/637 Peerless Mountain (13,348') | CO Rank: Unranked Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Fairplay, CO 07/14/19 | 6.93 miles | 2,313' gain | Class 1 After posting my Gray Wolf Mountain trip report on 14ers.com (I copied and pasted my blog post there), I received an email …

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