2004


After completing the Idaho 12ers in August of 2003, I needed to find another hiking goal.  I ended up moving to Colorado, so I turned my attention to the Colorado 14ers.  A co-worker of mine had already given me a 14er guidebook, so I started to do some reading to see what I was up against.  I determined that I would like to complete them all by the time I was 40 (10 years) and attempt to complete at least one difficult peak each year.  At this point, I'm slightly ahead of schedule because I have been able to complete several easy mountains over the past winter and spring.  As of May, I have also climbed a difficult peak for 2004.  With my climb of Mount Rainier on July 31, 2004, I equaled my mileage and elevation gain totals from 2003.  (After reading this page 15 years after I wrote it, I actually finished the Colorado 14ers in three years.)

01. Pikes Peak (1)/Point 13363/Point 13070
02. Chief Mountain
03. Quandary Peak (1)
04. Mount Sniktau (1)
05. Mount Elbert (1)/South Elbert/Point 13227
06. Torreys Peak (1)/Grizzly Peak/Cupid (1)
07. Denney Creek
08. Mount Yale
09. Little Bear Peak (1)
10. Grays Peak (1)/Torreys Peak (2)
11. Kit Carson Peak (1)/Challenger Point
12. Mount Garfield (1)
13. Mount Garfield (2)
14. Mount of the Holy Cross (1)
15. Grays Peak (2)
16. Tour de Massive
17. Mount Lindsey/Iron Nipple (1)
18. RMI Climbing Course
19. Mount Rainier
20. Ellingwood Point (1)/Blanca Peak (1)
21. Capitol Peak/K2
22. Longs Peak (1)/Storm Peak/Mount Lady Washington (1)
23. Tour de Evans
24. Humboldt Peak
25. Culebra Peak/Red Mountain
26. Mount Princeton/Tigger Peak
27. Mount Sheridan (1)
28. Ptarmigan Point
29. Mount Le Conte
30. Clingmans Dome
31. Chimney Tops
32. Gregory Bald
33. James Peak (1)
34. Missouri Gulch
35. Kelso Mountain