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longboy
July 16th, 2012, 09:35 AM
I'm looking at doing my first 14er with my wife this summer, any recommendations on a peak that's a good first 14er? I'm looking for one within 2-3 hours of the Denver area, maybe Buena Vista or Breckenridge area? Not particularly interested in one that requires me to be on the trail at 2am.

Thanks in advance-

Avenger
July 16th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Jailbait is gonna get you thrown in jail. :flipoff2:

http://www.denverpost.com/fitness/ci_5668540

longboy
July 16th, 2012, 09:43 AM
I knew there'd be a comment about jailbait :beer:

Trango
July 16th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Bierstadt, from Guanella Pass. 2-3 hours, done.

R0CKET
July 16th, 2012, 10:37 AM
I'm looking at doing my first 14er with my wife this summer, any recommendations on a peak that's a good first 14er? I'm looking for one within 2-3 hours of the Denver area, maybe Buena Vista or Breckenridge area? Not particularly interested in one that requires me to be on the trail at 2am.

Thanks in advance-

Mt. Evans. Drive right up to the top, paved the whole way. Then when you're up there if you're heart set on hiking, you can hike around up top.

This way you save a lot of energy and wear and tear on shoes and hiking gear, etc.. :flipoff2:

teamextreme
July 16th, 2012, 02:27 PM
Beirstad, off Guanella pass.
Quandary, south of Breck.
Greys, near Loveland pass and Torreys as a combo if you're feeling froggy.

All are as easy as you'll get for a 14er. None will require any earlier than a 6 to 8am start. Just watch the weather. If it's calling for nasty weather, it's best to plan another day. I try to be off the top before noon and a good estimate for climb time (for myself) is a little better than 1 mile per hour.

mushroomax
July 16th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Mt. Sherman, 1 1/2 hours up and down if you're in decent shape.

THE STRANGER
July 16th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Mt. Sherman, 1 1/2 hours up and down if you're in decent shape.

Sherman was my First 14r
At 52 years old !!!!!!!

CYAN5DE
July 18th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Jailbait is gonna get you thrown in jail. :flipoff2:

http://www.denverpost.com/fitness/ci_5668540


I knew there'd be a comment about jailbait :beer:

Decambrio?

I thought only 1/4 peaks was closed (can't recall which one, bross maybe?). That's what the "park ranger" told us last time I was there....Did they close all 4 because no one heeded the "park ranger" and did all 4 anyways?

I only got 2/3 as wind gusts were so bad I turned back about 200 yds from the third peak, thought I was going to get blown off the knife edge.

Pike's Peak is easy, I don't care what anyone says. It is just a long grind and takes some endurance.

Oscar
July 19th, 2012, 01:13 AM
Pikes Peak you can take the cog railway and save wear and tear on your ride :D

dman357
July 19th, 2012, 02:09 AM
http://www.14ers.com/

longboy
July 22nd, 2012, 06:21 PM
Bierstadt, summited in 2hours, 15min:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/251905_4400036762635_683171205_n.jpg

ColoradoSkier
July 22nd, 2012, 08:55 PM
Nice. I think I see where I learned to ski in the background - Geneva Basin.