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Over the years I have climbed different peaks across the nation - however mostly in Colorado, but it really wasn't until I hiked up Longs Peak with my brother in 1996 that I stated tracking the peaks I had bagged. While some of these peaks have required quite a bit of effort, others, such as Clingman's Dome I was able to drive to very near the summit and walk the last 100 yards or so via a paved sidewalk. This has been a fun hobby that I hope to continue for years to come. I don't have any hard fast goals, but I'd like to hike as many of Colorado's 14ers and the peaks of RMNP as possible. If I meet those two goals I'd be happy, but if I don't it is because there are a lot of other peaks that caught my eye and took me off my goal, which ain't a bad thing.

After moving to Colorado in 2001 I started hiking up quite a few of Colorado's 14ers and was joined by my Golden Retriever, Odin, on 16 such hikes. However, after Odin passed away in late 2004, I sort of lost interest in hiking for a few years because with the death of Odin, I had lost my hiking companion. But then in 2007 my interest in hiking in the mountains was resparked, but this time it wasn't just limited to hiking 14ers. And then in 2008 I turned 50 years old and I set myself a goal to summit at least fifty named peaks that I have not summited before. They didn't have to be ranked, or of a certain height, just named - either on a USGS topographic map, or names that are commonly known. Summits in the list below that are commonly known, but not "officially" named will be so identified by having quote marks around the name.

Thanks to my friends, Rich and Kelly, who joined me on many of my summit hikes in 2008, hopefully we have many more summits in us over the forthcoming years. I'm not sure I would have made the 50 without your help.

So far I don't have any real goals as to how many summits I'm going to do this year. I'd like to do more of Colorado's 14ers, by summiting the remaining 14ers in the Sawatch Range. I'm also thinking I'd like to hike to some of the summits in some of the Wilderness Areas that I haven't been to before. I have three overnight backpacking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park already scheduled. And I'm, planning a hike in which I'll take the Durango and Silverton Railroad to the Needleton stop and then attempt to summit Eolus, Windom and Sunlight

Summits I Have Climbed

2010

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
July 17 South Arapaho Peak27 13,397 Colorado Front No
July 13 McClellan Mountain 13,587 Colorado Front No
July 13 Mount Edwards 13,850 Colorado Front No
July 9 Twin Sisters Peak East26 11,428 Colorado Front Yes
July 4 Hagues Peak16 13,560 Colorado Mummy No
July 4 Mummy Mountain16 13,425 Colorado Mummy No
June 26 Half Mountain15 11,482 Colorado Front No
June 24 Copper Mountain 12,441 Colorado Front No
June 19 Chiefs Head Peak25 13,579 Colorado Front No
June 19 North Ridge25 11,740 Colorado Front No
June 19 Mount Orton25 11,724 Colorado Front No
June 2 Black Mountain 4,139 Kentucky No
June 2 Pine Mountain 5,526 Virginia No
June 2 Mount Rogers 5,729 Virginia No
May 31 Mount Craig24 6,660 North Carolina No
May 31 Mount Mitchell24 6,684 North Carolina No
May 26 Ebright Azimuth 448 Delaware No
May 25 High Point5 1,803 New Jersey No
May 20 Backbone Mountain 3,370 Maryland No
May 19 Spruce Knob 4,861 West Virginia No
May 19 Campbell Hill 1,550 Ohio No
May 19 Hoosier Hill 1,257 Indiana No
May 13 Taum Sauk 1,772 Missouri Ozarks No
May 12 Mount Sunflower 4,039 Kansas No
February 19 Union Mountain 12,313 Colorado Gore No
February 14 8100 8,100 Colorado Front No
Total 26     Number of new peaks 25

2009

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
November 27 Mount Pence 9,903 Colorado Front No
November 21 8660 8,660 Colorado Front No
November 21 Centennial Cone 8,679 Colorado Front No
October 27 Twin Sisters Peak West 11,413 Colorado Front Yes
October 27 Twin Sisters Peak East 11,428 Colorado Front Yes
October 27 Twin Sisters Mountain 11,376 Colorado Front No
October 23 Starr Peak 10,511 Colorado Front No
October 23 Thorodin Mountain 10,540 Colorado Front No
October 17 Green Mountain19 8,144 Colorado Flatirons Yes
September 6 Trail Ridge 12,355 Colorado Front No
September 6 Marmot Point 11,909 Colorado Front No
August 23 Mahana Peak15 12,632 Colorado Front No
August 9 Tabaguache Peak 14,155 Colorado Sawatch No
August 9 Mount Shavano 14,229 Colorado Sawatch Yes
July 26 Mount Alice15 13,310 Colorado Front No
July 18 Culebra Peak15 14,047 Colorado Sangre de Cristo No
July 4 Mount Spalding 13,842 Colorado Front Yes
July 4 Gray Wolf Mountain 13,602 Colorado Front No
July 3 Windy Peak 9,141 Colorado Front No
June 20 Bison Peak16 12,431 Colorado Tarryall Yes
June 13 Tremont Mountain23 10,388 Colorado Front No
May 23 Emerald Mountain16 9,237 Colorado Front Yes
January 25 Mount Werner 10,565 Colorado Rabbit Ears No
Total 23     Number of new peaks 16

2008

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
December 26 Sugarloaf Mountain17 8,917 Colorado Front No
November 8 East Glacier Knob19 10,225 Colorado Front No
November 1 Parry Peak19 13,391 Colorado Front No
November 1 Mount Bancroft19 13,250 Colorado Front No
October 25 Bear Peak22 8,461 Colorado Flatirons Yes
October 18 Bison Peak 12,431 Colorado Tarryall No
September 20 Chief Cheley Peak16 12,504 Colorado Front No
September 20 Mount Ida16 12,889 Colorado Front No
September 13 Rogers Peak16 13,391 Colorado Front No
September 13 Mount Warren16 13,307 Colorado Front No
September 13 Goliath Peak16 12,216 Colorado Front No
September 13 Devils Nose16 11,057 Colorado Front No
August 23 Breckinridge Peak21 12,889 Colorado Front No
August 23 Mount Flora21 13,132 Colorado Front No
August 23 Colorado Mines Peak21 12,493 Colorado Front No
August 10 St. Vrain Mountain15 12,162 Colorado Indian Peaks No
August 3 Mount Audubon16 13,233 Colorado Indian Peaks No
July 13 Mount Tileston15 11,254 Colorado Mummy No
July 12 Fairchild Mountain15 13,502 Colorado Mummy No
July 4 Ypsilon Mountain20 13,514 Colorado Mummy No
July 4 Mount Chiquita20 13,069 Colorado Mummy Yes
July 4 Mount Chapin20 12,454 Colorado Mummy No
June 29 Mount Spalding 13,842 Colorado Front No
June 22 Mount Belford16 14,197 Colorado Sawatch No
June 14 South Twin Cone Peak16 12,340 Colorado Platte River No
June 14 Mount Blaine16 12,303 Colorado Platte River No
June 14 North Twin Cone Peak16 12,323 Colorado Platte River No
June 10 Warrior Mountain 11,273 Colorado Front No
June 1 Twin Sisters Peak West16 11,413 Colorado Front Yes
June 1 Twin Sisters Peak East16 11,428 Colorado Front No
May 31 Buffalo Peak 11,589 Colorado Kenosha No
May 26 South Table Mountain 6,335 Colorado Front No
May 26 Castle Rock 6,319 Colorado Front No
May 24 Devils Head 9,748 Colorado Rampart No
May 11 Castle Mountain15 8,834 Colorado Front No
May 11 Steep Mountain15 9,538 Colorado Front No
May 10 Thunder Butte19 9,836 Colorado Front No
May 4 Sheep Mountain16 9,794 Colorado Mummy No
April 27 Bald Mountain17 7,988 Colorado Front No
April 20 "The Brother" 7,902 Colorado Front No
April 20 Evergreen Mountain 8,536 Colorado Front No
April 19 Bergen Peak19 9,708 Colorado Front No
March 29 Mount Zion 7,059 Colorado Front No
March 29 Mount Galbraith 7,260 Colorado Front No
March 21 Mount Sanitas18 6,863 Colorado Flatirons No
March 21 Bald Mountain17 7,160 Colorado Front No
March 1 Squaw Mountain 11,486 Colorado Front No
March 1 Chief Mountain 11,709 Colorado Front No
February 24 Genesee Mountain 8,284 Colorado Front Yes
February 2 Genesee Mountain17 8,284 Colorado Front No
January 13 Green Mountain17 6,855 Colorado Front No
January 13 North Table Mountain17 6,575 Colorado Front No
January 4 Mount Falcon17 7,851 Colorado Front No
January 3 Papoose Mountain17 11,174 Colorado Front No
Total 55     Number of new peaks 51

2007

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
December 31 Flagstaff Mountain17 6,980 Colorado Flatirons No
December 30 Colorow Hill17 7,580 Colorado Front No
December 30 Lookout Mountain17 7,374 Colorado Front Yes
November 25 Green Mountain15 8,144 Colorado Flatirons No
November 25 Bear Peak15 8,461 Colorado Flatirons No
November 25 South Boulder Peak15 8,549 Colorado Flatirons No
November 11 Lily Mountain 9,786 Colorado Front No
November 10 Emerald Mountain 9,237 Colorado Front No
November 10 Eagle Cliff Mountain 8,906 Colorado Front No
November 3 Mount Morrison 7,881 Colorado Front No
October 27 Battle Mountain15 12,044 Colorado Front No
October 27 Mount Lady Washington15 13,281 Colorado Front No
October 20 Meadow Mountain 11,632 Colorado Front No
October 12 James Peak 13,294 Colorado Front No
September 9 Mount Meeker15 13,911 Colorado Front No
September 3 La Plata Peak 14,361 Colorado Sawatch No
September 1 Bierstadt Morraine 9,500 Colorado Front Yes
August 25 Estes Cone16 11,006 Colorado Front Yes
July 1 Mount of the Holy Cross15 14,005 Colorado Sawatch No
July 1 Holy Cross Ridge15 13,831 Colorado Sawatch No
June 10 Quandary Peak14 14,265 Colorado Mosquito Yes
Total 21     Number of new peaks 17

2006

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
August 25 Mount Massive13 14,421 Colorado Sawatch No
August 24 Mount Elbert 14,433 Colorado Sawatch No
June 20 Ralston Roost13 9,334 Colorado Front No
Total 3     Number of new peaks 3

2005

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
September 4 Peaks Pike5 14,110 Colorado Front No
August 12 Grays Peak12 14,270 Colorado Front Yes
Total 2     Number of new peaks 1

2004

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
July 15 Mount Bierstadt11 14,060 Colorado Front Yes
May 20 Lookout Mountain8 7,374 Colorado Front No
Total 2     Number of new peaks 1

2003

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
September 4 Mount Bierstadt10 14,060 Colorado Front Yes
August 22 Huron Peak8 14,003 Colorado Sawatch No
August 20 Missouri Mountain8 14,067 Colorado Sawatch No
August 17 Sunshine Peak8 14,001 Colorado San Juan No
August 17 Redcloud Peak8 14,034 Colorado San Juan No
August 16 Handies Peak8 14,048 Colorado San Juan No
Total 6     Number of new peaks 5

2002

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
July 26 Mount Shavano8 14,229 Colorado Sawatch No
May 18 Deer Mountain9 10,013 Colorado Front No
Total 2     Number of new peaks 2

2001

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
September 5 Mount Sherman8 14,036 Colorado Mosquito No
August 18 Mount Bross8 14,172 Colorado Mosquito No
August 18 Mount Lincoln8 14,286 Colorado Mosquito No
August 18 Mount Cameron8 14,238 Colorado Mosquito No
August 18 Mount Democrat8 14,148 Colorado Mosquito No
July 28 Quandary Peak8 14,265 Colorado Mosquito No
July 15 Torreys Peak8 14,267 Colorado Front No
July 15 Grays Peak8 14,270 Colorado Front No
July 2 Park Point Lookout8 8,571 Colorado   No
April 21 Mount Davis 3,213 Pennsylvania Northern Allegheny No
Total 10     Number of new peaks 10

2000

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
November 15 Mount Trudee7 1,580 Minnesota Sawtooth No
August 22 Estes Cone5 11,006 Colorado Front No
August 21 Mount Chiquita5 13,069 Colorado Mummy No
August 20 Flattop Mountain5 12,324 Colorado Front Yes
January 1 "Mystical Mountain"3 1,415 Minnesota Sawtooth Yes
Total 5     Number of new peaks 3

1999

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
October 15 Eagle Mountain6 2,301 Minnesota   No
January 1 "Mystical Mountain"3 1,415 Minnesota Sawtooth Yes
Total 2     Number of new peaks 1

1998

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
August 18 Mount Evans 14,264 Colorado Front No
August 18 Mount Bierstadt 14,060 Colorado Front No
August 16 Twin Sisters Peak West5 11,413 Colorado Front No
August 15 Flattop Mountain5 12,324 Colorado Front Yes
January 1 "Mystical Mountain"3 1,415 Minnesota Sawtooth Yes
Total 5     Number of new peaks 3

1996

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
August 22 Longs Peak5 14,255 Colorado Front No
August 20 Hallett Peak5 12,713 Colorado Front No
August 20 Flattop Mountain5 12,324 Colorado Front No
January 1 "Mystical Mountain"3 1,415 Minnesota Sawtooth Yes
Total 4     Number of new peaks 3

1995

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
August 15 Gardners Mountain4 1,475 Ontario   No
January 1 "Mystical Mountain"3 1,415 Minnesota Sawtooth No
Total 2     Number of new peaks 2

1988

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
March 20 Clingmans Dome 6,643 North Carolina / Tennessee Great Smoky No
Total 1     Number of new peaks 1

1971

Date Climbed Peak Elevation State/Province Range Climbed before?
August 15 Whiteface Mountain2 4,865 New York Northern Adirondacks No
July 15 Blue Mountain1 3,760 New York Southern Adirondacks No
Total 2     Number of new peaks 2

Hopefully there will be many more to come!

I have been joined by friends, family and some of my dogs on many of my summit hikes, below is a list of those who have joined me on these adventures.

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