>By definition:  a 14’r is a mountain that exceeds 14,000 ft.

Here Kat and Megan are walking at about 11,500′ along to trail to Grays.  Even walking was hard due to altitude.  Sheesh, Iowa girls!

What that doesn’t tell you is:
That altitude will suck all the air from you.  As you climb your lungs will feel like they’re about to JUMP out of your chest.  On a warm August day in Iowa, it’ll be 30 degrees on one of these peaks in Colorado, heck you may even pass clumps of snow.  The wind WILL be gusting.  You will be IN the clouds.  Your eyes might experience extreme stimulation from some of the most beautiful landscape surrounding you at 360 degrees.  It may be one of the most inspirational moments in your life, to summit, by foot a 14’r.

2 x 14!

So this is what happened last weekend.  Camping, Glaciers, Colorado’s best!, Hiking 2×14,000ft peaks in a day(aka double summit).  Grays and Torreys.  14,270′ & 14,267′ respectively!

Did you know that Colorado is home to 53 fourteeners?

Goal for the summer was 3.  Might make another one happen in Sept/Oct!


About haileerustad

I love everything. I do things differently. Tending to avoid conformity. Accepting unknown adventure whenever its presented. My mission is to live, let life flow through me with endless energy. Exciting and empowering others to find their natural happiness. As life is, all perception.
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