First mountains in Colorado?

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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by RyGuy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:41 pm

14er: Handies (Age 8 )
13er: Grizzly D (Age 27)
12er: Red Mountain next to Lake City (Age 7)
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by sigepnader » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:09 pm

Sniktau was the first 13er. Bier staff was my first 14er.
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by Will_E » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:52 pm

RyGuy wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:41 pm
14er: Handies (Age 8 )
13er: Grizzly D (Age 27)
12er: Red Mountain next to Lake City (Age 7)
Age 27? That was last year, right?
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by RyGuy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:12 pm

Will_E wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:52 pm
RyGuy wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:41 pm
14er: Handies (Age 8 )
13er: Grizzly D (Age 27)
12er: Red Mountain next to Lake City (Age 7)
Age 27? That was last year, right?
Haha. I wish! That was 10 years ago...
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by Eli Boardman » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:14 pm

Green Mountain, 2008
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First 12er: Bison Peak, June 2015
First 13er: Mount Audubon, September 2015
First 14er: Quandary Peak, December 2015
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First 17er, 18er: Izta/Orizaba, December 2017
First 22er: Aconcagua, December 2018

So, that escalated quickly...
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by KingHenryJames3rd » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:32 pm

Moved here in May of 2017
Hiked Bear Peak
Then Bison Peak
Then the incline
Then there were 24 14ers from June through October
Started with Evans, then Gray's and Torreys followed by the Decalibron. Once I realized I could do multiple peaks in a day or weekend that was it I was hooked for the rest of the season.
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by HULKHIKEGOOD » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:01 pm

14er: Handies 2010 with my buddy Aaron, also my first ever Colorado summit.

13er: Sniktau 2015 with Jay521.

No official 12ers yet that I can think of.
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by ltlFish99 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:55 pm

Attempted lenawee after a half day of skiing at a-basin. Almost made it.
I has
I had a great time.
later that evening I had one of the worst headaches of my life as I only drank about 1 quart if water.
This bugged me, do I joined the CMC thinking I could learn how to enjoy the mountains and still feel good while learning to be safe.
First summit was Bethel, memorial weekend m 1987 following a day hike to chasm junction with 2 friends in a blizzard to try out new equipment.
1st 14er was Torreys, June 1987.
1st backpack to east and west spanish peaks, june 1987.
2nd 14er to Capitol, July 1987.
1st out of country peak was Tungurahua, 16,000 ish in Ecuador, 1990.
Then we made it to 18,700 on ancohuma 21,086 in Bolivia, July 1992.
Still enjoying the mountains 33 years after 1st hike.
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by RobbS » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:11 am

My first 14er was Mt. Bierstadt. I was with my older brother and two of his friends. Pretty sure that my mother had something to do with me being able to tag along with the older guys. Thanks Mom! This was summer 1973 (dang, it really hurts to put that number down). I think I am WAY overdue for a return trip. Do summits expire? Was it a little bit taller then? I'll definitely look at 50th anniversary return for this and also Quandary Peak. Oh by the way, the willows were there in 1973. I was soaked within 10 minutes of leaving the car.

First 13er (unranked) was an unplanned summit of Brown's Peak in 1994. Never got back to the actual plan (Huron Peak) until 2012. First ranked 13er would be East Buffalo Peak Y2K.

First 12er must be Mt. Chapman over by Hancock Pass. This was in 2012.
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by nmjameswilson » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:01 am

Grays and Torreys were my first hike in Colorado ... started out easier to be sure I could handle it coming from KC.
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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by nunns » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:11 am

Matt wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:15 pm
Longs Peak was first, during a 2002 roadie in which I moved from the midwest to Albuquerque. I had no business being there, but made the summit.
To this day, that feels like one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, more so than even finishing the CO 14ers.
Elbert was next a couple months later.
I guess I share a lot in common with T. Matt in this area.

Long's Peak
Just a year earlier than him.
I also had no business there.
Also what I consider to be a great accomplishment considering the stupid rookie mistakes (carrying a 3 pound flashlight, a Wal-Mart backpack, not enough water, etc).

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Re: First mountains in Colorado?

Post by rijaca » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:13 am

Pikes Peak sometime during the summer of 1970. Mom dropped a buddy and myself at the Manitou Incline, which we rode up. Backpacked up to the A-frame. Climbed the Peak the next day, and backpacked down to the top of the Incline and rode down. Called Mom and she came and picked us up.
"A couple more shots of whiskey,
the women 'round here start looking good"
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