I Climbed a 14,000 Foot Mountain

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    Snowmass Mountain in the Colorado Rockies

    when I was 17. We camped at about 11,000 feet, woke up before dawn, boiled water for oatmeal and coffee which was just hotter than warm then set out and reached the summit around dawn. Spectacular!! Climbing in the dark by flashlight was a bit nerve wracking.
    Upformore Upformore
    66-70, M
    Jan 6, 2014

    When I Was 10

    My Dad and I hiked a lot...the largest we climbed was Mt Whitney....14,495 ft.  It was an amazing experience.   Lots of fun memories. We did the day hike from base camp up to the summet....we stayed too long and realizing we couldnt traverse all the switchbacks...
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Sep 26, 2007

    Even Though It Was a Long Time Ago!!!

    When I was in my early 20s, I had a great group of friends that I hung out with.  They were all quite athletic and really appreciated living in or near the mountains.  I was NOT so athletic, but did love the mtns, so when Jerry asked if I would like to climb GRAYS PEAK...
    classicrockcowgirl classicrockcowgirl
    46-50, F
    Jul 14, 2007

    Observation Peak

    I've only climbed one mountain, but it was fun.  I spent a week and a half in the backcountry or Yellowstone, and randomly one afternoon, while camping near the foot of Observation Peak, we decided to climb it.  It was about 70 and sunny at camp, and at the summit, we...
    chiguy23 chiguy23
    26-30, M
    Jan 2, 2008

    Wow, 14,000 Feet - That's Pike's Peak - I Drove There.

    Wow, helps me remember summer camp and overnight hikes to the top of Mt. San Jacinto (10,000+) and Mt. San Gorgonio (11,000+) in Southern CA.  And, there were many more hikes - it was a great time.  There is a hill in the Ortega Mountains right across from my house that...
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2007

    It Would Be Amazing.

    can you imagine? all you would worry about is you and this mountain. not of the bullshit that doesnt really matter would follow you there. and afterwards the acomplishment would be amazing, so self full filling.
    LittleLady LittleLady
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2007
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