Columbia - the last of the collegiate peaks
Oct 08, 2009 by DJ Turner | 2 Comments
This entry comes from Robert Jones:
Well, I have completed my tour of the collegiate peaks and Columbia was the last one to put hands and feet on top. Here is a pic of the Wayward Bottle at 14,073 feet with Harvard (say it with the proper accent) in the background. The hike to the base of the mountain is fairly straight forward and easy hiking. At tree line the trail makes and abrupt turn and then starts a 30 to 40 degree slog to the top. The winds were fairly strong - I am guessing 30 mph and gusting to 40 mph. All in all a very fine hike.
You are wondering what 31 stands for...right? Well, it is not my age...argh! This is my 31st 14er summit in the past 13 months...whowa! What fun it has been.
As you can tell the onset of winter has arrived. When you think about it, it really is quite amazing that you can be hypothermic in one area of Colorado and a few hours later cutting grass. What a state! What an amazing creation!!!