For each 14er route, the round-trip mileage is calculated using
topographical software. The mileage includes the ups and downs of the
terrain. In some cases, I verify these numbers by plotting the route
with a GPS unit during the climb. Keep in mind that the mileage indicated
is for the route described.
The mileage of a route can dictate what you bring, when you start, and where you camp, so I have tried to provide the best information possible.
In some guidebooks, you may find different mileage numbers for the same route found on 14ers.com. The likely reason for this is that they are calculating mileage using older methods that are less accurate or the mileage is simply an estimate.
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