First 14er

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Re: First 14er

Post by [Sven] » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:08 am

You guys are awesome! Thanks so much.

The doughnut shop was open...and CROWDED! And you are totally right...nothing tastes better than a couple of those doughnuts after reaching the summit. Don’t forget to bring a mask if you’re planning on going in the gift shop.
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Re: First 14er

Post by greenonion » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:50 am

I cannot believe you grew up in the Springs and just did this for the first time at 49. Well, good for you! Welcome!
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I’m all for a quiet life. I just didn’t get one.

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Re: First 14er

Post by JChitwood » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:40 pm

Congrats Sven and what a great looking beard. Lots of 14ers are easier than that beast Pikes. Give another one a shot this summer.
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Re: First 14er

Post by ltlFish99 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:57 pm

Congratulations on a great first 14er. I hope those doughnuts were as good or better than you thought they would be.
That is the coolest beard I have seen in a long, long time.
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Re: First 14er

Post by 76dorihe » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:58 pm

Congratulations! I see you have 4 posts to date. A year from now, I predict 14; 2 years-24; 3 years-34; 4 years-44; 5 years-54 FINISHED!
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Re: First 14er

Post by painless4u2 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:31 pm

76dorihe wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Congratulations! I see you have 4 posts to date. A year from now, I predict 14; 2 years-24; 3 years-34; 4 years-44; 5 years-54 FINISHED!
54 and finished!!?? Gotta go for the 58. :-"
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Re: First 14er

Post by rpdawes » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:19 pm

Congrats!

FYI, I scored my first summit of any mountain you can find on Earth at age of 73. That was Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado.
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Re: First 14er

Post by [Sven] » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:43 am

rpdawes wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Congrats!

FYI, I scored my first summit of any mountain you can find on Earth at age of 73. That was Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado.
WOW!!! I can only hope I’m still in good enough shape to be hiking these mountains at 73. Congratulations!!
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Re: First 14er

Post by [Sven] » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:45 am

ltlFish99 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Congratulations on a great first 14er. I hope those doughnuts were as good or better than you thought they would be.
That is the coolest beard I have seen in a long, long time.
Don’t tell anyone, but I actually love those doughnuts 😆.
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Re: First 14er

Post by 76dorihe » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:51 am

painless4u2 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:31 pm
76dorihe wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Congratulations! I see you have 4 posts to date. A year from now, I predict 14; 2 years-24; 3 years-34; 4 years-44; 5 years-54 FINISHED!
54 and finished!!?? Gotta go for the 58. :-"
I live in near Syracuse, I'm 66, got a knee replaced 3 years ago, neck was fused in March, C-3 through C-7. 54 is for me, and with Class 3's and 4's remaining it's not looking good. On my way this Thursday, 8/13, to my "home away from home", Colorful Colorado.
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Re: First 14er

Post by sigepnader » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:02 pm

Very nice! Seriously. My first years and years ago..I never would’ve considered Pikes. I would’ve thought it was too hard or long.

Great job!
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