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STRAIGHT ARROW: 1994 — Climbing Colorado's 14K peaks

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Straight Arrow

By Gene Culver

Over the winter, Bonnie and I decided that we would attempt to climb all 56 of the 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado. At the time, only about 5,000 climbers had scaled all of the “14ers,” and several of these were Himalayan climbers. So, we were setting a very lofty goal for ourselves and knew it would take us several years, going for two or three weeks a year.

July 19 found us camped near the trailhead of Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado at 14,433 feet. Mount Whitney in California is the only mountain higher in the continental United States.


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