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 […]

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu 4095.2 meters/ 13,435′ Rountrip Distance: 28km/ 17.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2229 meters/ 7,313′ Trailhead: Timpohon Gate, full services Companions: Holly Mount Kinabalu is a mountain of superlatives. By far the highest mountain on the island of Borneo and country of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu juts over 4000 meters into the sky from sea level, […]

Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock

Courthouse Butte 5451′ and Bell Rock 4919′ Sedona Total Time: 9 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 6.0 Elevation Gain: 2300′ Crux: 5.6 on Courthouse Butte (South Bowl Route) and 5.8 and Bell Rock (Kamps Route) Trailhead: Bell Rock Vista- full services except water, Red Rocks Pass required Companions: Alex Wallace Sedona features some of the most impressive […]

Red Butte Mountain

Red Butte Mountain 7326′ Grand Canyon National Park-ish Total Time: 1:30 Roundtrip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 920′ Crux:¬†Class¬†1 Trailhead: Red Butte Trail, no services Continued… Red Butte Mountain is the most striking summit along AZ Route 64 from Williams to the South Rim. I had passed by it nearly every time I went to the […]