Mt. Bierstadt

July 14, 2006 at 9:17 pm 2 comments

My day started at 5:30 AM (Not too bad– it was 7:30 AM EST).  Mike Newman picked me up at my hotel at 6:00 AM and we headed to Georgetown, Colorado to hike to the summit of the Mt. Bierstadt, a “14er”.  In other words, a mountain whose summit is over 14,000 feet.

We started at 11,669 feet, descended about 200 feet and then climbed all the way up to 14,062 feet!  To put it in perspective– the elevation of the tallest point in Virginia is 5729 feet.  Our hike began twice as high as that!

A couple of pictures–

Here is a shot at the beginning of our hike when we are crossing the Willows.  The large mound at the top right of the screen– that is where we are heading!

Willows at Bierstadt

The last mile or so, the trail got really rocky.  Here is a shot of some of the rocky trail, Mike Newman AND snow that remained on the mountain:

Mike Snow

Finally us at the summit!
Mt. Bierstadt Summit

Anyway, more pictures from this hike and my Colorado trip thus far are available on my website.

More information on Mt. Bierstadt from 14ers.com

Entry filed under: Colorado, Hiking, Mike Newman.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  July 16, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations on summitting Mt Bierstadt. I summitted my first 14er yesterday – Gray’s peak.

    Reply
  • 2. Clint  |  July 17, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Man, at least 5 times in google reader, I saw the headline and was like, “Who is Mr. Bierstatd, and why does she talk about him so much???” Ha!

    Reply

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