20th 14er dayhike of the year - Mt Elbert, tallest in Colorado
Mount Elbert is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America. At 14,440 feet, it is the second-highest mountain in the contiguous United States (after Mount Whitney in California), the highest of the fourteeners of Colorado- the peaks which rise above 14,000 feet in the United States- and the highest point of the Sawatch Range. Situated in Lake County approximately 10 miles southwest of Leadville, it lies within the San Isabel National Forest, near Twin Lakes, in the center of the state of Colorado.
April 8, 2013 Burlington, CO Supercell
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A cold winter's day on Grizzly Peak with the Colorado Mountain Club
On Saturday, December 14th, Colorado Mountain Club leader David Covill led a group of 17(!) of us up Colorado's 302nd highest peak. Grizzly Peak (4,093 metres / 13,428 feet) straddles Clear Creek and Summit counties along Colorado's Front Range and the Continental Divide just west of Denver.
The climbers in this recording are just a small portion of our group as we were a bit spread out with others having continued on to Torreys (the prominent peak in the background, to the left, throughout most of the recording). Despite the relatively clear sky the wind kicked up a bit later to almost 65 km/h (40 mph) with temperatures fluctuating between -15 Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit) at our start to -10 C (14 F) on the summit.
Most of our hikes are usually limited to 10 or a dozen people but this was an exception as both Dave and I will be leading separate trips to Orizaba and opened this training hike for anyone available.
Here's the Colorado Mountain Club's website:
Here's my own page about climbing 13ers:
Here's my page about the Colorado Mountain Club:
Red River Ski Area, New Mexico, USA
Northern New Mexico's summer and winter destination for family-friendly fun in the Southwest Sun & Snow! The place for all-ages traditions, Red River Ski & Summer Area has something for everyone!
Sandia Mountains - New Mexico, United States
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Sandia Mountains New Mexico
The Sandia Mountains tower 5,000 feet over the flood plains of the Rio Grande, making a 37,000 acre wilderness area a short drive from Albuquerque.
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Travel blogs from Sandia Mountains:
- ... As I drove out of Albuquerque, I looked back to be blown away with one of the most memorable moments on my trip: the setting sun's colouration of the Sandia Mountains, so named for the watermelon hues ...
- ... On to the Sandia Peak tram, a 15-minute vertiginous trip rising 3000 feet to the top of the Sandia Mountains ...
- ... So what seemed like an eternity later we finally started driving through the Sandia Mountains and approached Albuquerque ...
- ... This time it's the Turquoise Trail which follows the ridge of Sandia Mountains ...
- ... It's set between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains ...
- ... headwinds determined I had to land for fuel and went into Tucumcari, then on toward ABQ where I could not get past the Sandia mountains because of low ceilings and rain, so went way south to circumnavigate and finally landed at Double Eagle airport and ...
Read these blogs and more at:
- Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
- Sandia Park, New Mexico, United States
- Pecos, New Mexico, United States
Photos in this video:
- Snowballs in shorts? Sandia Mountains by Lstoneham from a blog titled New Mexico--Santa Fe Albuquerque Amazing Scenery
- Fresh Snow on the Sandia Mountains by Johnrandall from a blog titled Alba-coy-kee
- Sandia Mountains Through the Pine by Neilchampion from a blog titled Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway
- Pete and the Sandia Mountains by Neilchampion from a blog titled Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway
- Sandia Mountains by Haileygoneagain from a blog titled Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey
Southern Food Junkie | Tube Life S01 * E39 on Puša Studios
He is all about food. He lives in a BBQ capital of the US. He is a self proclaimed foodie. Coming from Living Rock Hill, South Carolina, he fell in love with sweet tea, grits, collard greens, and cat head biscuits and puts his passion for food into finger licking good southern recipes and reviews of low key restaurants and yes! junk food!