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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
 Post Date:  10/14/2012
 Date Climbed:   10/14/2012
 Posted By:  jrkunze81

 1st and Most Memorable 14er   

We first tried to climb Mt. Bierstadt shortly after we moved from Wisconsin to Colorado in March. This first time we tried to climb we made it about two-thirds of the way up. The wind was blowing around 60 mph and increasing as we ascended. We decided to turn around and try again another day.
We finally tried again today and began our hike this morning at 8:00 a.m. There was some fresh snow from the night before and the weather was perfect. Sunny and clear with hardly a breeze. The scenery was spectacular. The trail had just a bit of snow covering it on our way up to the top and was very easy to walk on. We got to the top and took in the breath-taking views for a couple minutes before another person came up to the summit. I asked him if he would take a picture of us and right then I proposed to the love of my life. It was the most perfect day climbing a 14er ever. I know it won't be our last, but it was definitely the most memorable.
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  • Comments or Questions
Sixpoint


Congrats!     2012-10-14 20:24:08
A great beginning to your life together


zephyr_pelicante


Incredible     2012-10-14 20:37:47
Congratulations on summit and engagement as well as the move to Colorado!


javy20040


This is not a trip report.     2012-10-15 09:00:53
You need to post this in your Facebook page!


scott goldberg


Welcome to Colorado     2013-01-24 08:47:06
Congrats on your future life here...having moved from Milwaukee in 1978, I can appreciate your adventure. Enjoy!!!


cfb

Too Cool     2012-10-15 09:18:22
Great start to another great adventure. Congratulations!!


zoriloco


Congrats!     2012-10-15 09:40:28
The picture says it all.


HarknessHooligans


Congrats!     2012-10-15 10:33:28
What an amazing day that you will both cherish forever. Congrats!


SummitKathy


Congratulations!     2012-10-15 12:21:12
Enjoy this exciting time together!


fepic1

Congratulations !!     2012-10-16 03:25:51
Awesome!!


sgladbach


So.......     2012-10-16 07:11:04
if you had succeeded on your March attempt, would you already be a married man?

Congratulations!!!!!



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