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Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Blog, Sports

Climbing Mt. Bierstadt

Climbing Mt. Bierstadt

To celebrate my daughter Brittany’s graduation from Clemson University in 2015, we decided to take a trip to Colorado in June, 2015.  One of the amazing things about Colorado is that you can find such extensive wilderness, complete with fourteeners so close to Denver.  We decided to spend the first few days in quaint Georgetown, Colorado.  When we originally planned on making the trip, I had hoped that we might be able to hike Mt. Bierstadt together, but the folks at the Department of Tourism in Georgetown told me that would not be possible due to a late June snowstorm. Access to Mt. Bierstadt is via Guanella Pass–a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. The pass is located in southwestern Clear Creek County, in the Front Range, west of Denver and south of Georgetown.  Sure enough the conditions atop Guenella Pass made that trek impossible in June.  So, Mt. Bierstadt would have to wait. But, I vowed to go back by myself two months later...

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