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Your First 14er? Make it Mount Sherman

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Your First 14er? Make it Mount Sherman

Mount Sherman’s main route at Fourmile Creek starts at about 12,000 feet and gains 2,000 feet of elevation—it’s one of the mildest 14ers to climb (some would even say it’s the easiest of all 14ers!) and also one of the more popular 14ers in the state. Even most dogs can climb it with no issues. It’s a 4 to 5 mile round trip, so keep in mind it’s still quite a hike compared to most trails—it’s just easy in comparison to other 14ers.  Located near Leadville, Mount Sherman is a great peak to see beautiful wild flowers and old mining...

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Skiing the 14ers

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Skiing the 14ers

Frank and Brittany Konsella come on the 14er Podcast to talk about skiing the 14ers! [widgetic-audio-play-button id=5a62bc4becb2a1546f8b456b autoscale=on width=300 height=50 resize=fill-width]

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Which 14er is Best for Taking a Kid?

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Which 14er is Best for Taking a Kid?

Hiking a 14er with a kid can be a great experience—or a horrible one. One key to making it a great experience is picking the right 14er to climb. You don’t want to take your kid up Crestone Needle or Capitol Peak. Each 14er route can be classified with a difficulty level. Typically there are 5 classes as followed: Class 1: Usually a well-marked trail. No route finding is necessary and you pretty much can walk the thing. Class 2: This varies from a semi-worn trail to no trail at all. Trail surface might be steep and slick with things...

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14er Podcast: What 14er Offers the Best View?

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14er Podcast: What 14er Offers the Best View?

In this first episode of the 14er podcast, we ask the question: Which 14ers offer the best views? Did we answer it right? Comment below and be sure to tell us! You can subscribe to the 14er podcast on iTunes HERE   [widgetic-audio-play-button id=5a354e43ecb2a14d468b4567 autoscale=on width=300 height=50 resize=fill-width]

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