Mount Meru

Mount Meru 4562 m / 14,977′ Total Time: 3 days Distance: 38.5 km/ 23.9 miles Elevation Gain: 10,560’/ 3,220 meters Crux: Class 2/3 Trailhead: Momella Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Certainly a worth objective in its’ own […]

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro 19,341’/ 5,895 m Total Time: 6 days Distance: 38 miles/ 61 km Elevation Gain: ~16,500’/ ~5050 m Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Machame Gate to Mweka Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings For my 100th trip report I decided to go back and start writing up some of the bigger renowned summits […]

Mount Davis

Mount Davis 12,303′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 2 days (backpack) Elevation Gain: ~8,000′ Roundtrip Mileage: 30.4 Crux: Class II-III Trailhead: Rush Creek, full services Companions: Holly Mount Davis is a 12K summit in the Ansel Adams Wilderness near the southeastern border of Yosemite. Serving as a backdrop for the Sierra’s famous Thousand Island Lake, the […]

Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak

Mount Shavano 14,229′ and Tabeguache Peak 14,155′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 9 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 9.7 miles Elevation Gain: 5340′ Trailhead: Shavano TH- 2WD, pit toilets Continued… Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak are two Colorado 14ers less than one mile apart. Shavano is the southernmost 14ers in the Sawatch Range, and most well known for […]

Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia

Mount Harvard 14,420′ and Mount Columbia 14,073′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 13 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 15.2 miles Elevation Gain: 7200′ Trailhead: N. Cottonwood Creek- 2WD, no services Continued…. Mount Harvard is the third highest mountain in Colorado and fourth highest in the continental United States, falling only one foot below Colorado’s second highest- Mount Massive. […]

Mount Massive

Mount Massive 14,421′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 8 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 7.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4010′ Crux: Class II-III Trailhead: N. Halfmoon Creek- 4WD, no services Companions: Jacob Hyde Continued…. Mount Massive is the second tallest mountain in Colorado and third highest in the continental United States. Falling short of Colorado’s highest peak Mount Elbert […]

Mount Evans

Mount Evans 14,264′ Colorado 14ers One-way mileage: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2000′ Trailhead: Summit Lake Trail Companions: Holly, Jacob, Janelle Mount Evans dominates the Denver skyline, the closest 14,000′ peak to Colorado’s largest city. As the 14th highest 14er in the state, it is often people’s first 14er, with a variety of trails of varying […]