oh happy day, 🌎
been looking at pictures from this hike recently to remind myself of His goodness and the mountaintop moments that come after the deepest of valleys.
Exposed, Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing by Brad McQueen with Melissa McQueen.
In May of 2001, the author and his wife and father were stranded overnight on Mount Evans during a freak late-spring blizzard. Melissa punched through snow into a creek and ended up spending the night out in the cold, with her feet bare. This is the never-before published full account of this accident and their rescue from the mountains, as well as numerous other adventures in the mountains including: the author’s successful quest to complete all 54 Colorado 14ers.
The experience of my first 14er hike was truly memorable! This is one of my favorite pictures from this day, Zoey and I, as Zoey ran past us on her way down, having hit the summit at sunrise! Our gym group of about 10 people were making our way, me taking up the sweeper position, but still so happy to be there! Have you climbed a 14er? Did it make you want to do another?
Join us at 1:00pm today for REI’s “How To Climb a 14er” class. In it you will get the basic essentials and know-how to tackle the Colorado giants: 14,000 foot and other high altitude peaks. You'll learn about food, equipment, training, weather and safety considerations. #14ersofcolorado (📷 cred: @scottleereyman )
All 53 CO 14ers on one shirt! -
We are introducing the latest shirt in our Colorado 14er series! From Sunshine Peak at 14,001’ to Mt Elbert at 14,433’ this shirt has every single Colorado 14er on it! -
Check out the ***link in the bio*** for this shirt and the rest of the Colorado 14er series!
AOA Guide @samfawkes shared this lovely gallery of Rocky Mountain National Park photos not too long ago. He'll be guiding our summer backpacking trips up there - we share the stoke, Sam! We have 2 different trips with 6 dates each. So the big question is, will you be going with him??? #goguided
"I'm super stoked to say we will be guiding trips up Longs peak this summer. If you think you got what to get to the top of this bad boy, check us out @aoaadventures"⠀
#mtharvard is the tallest of the #collegiatepeaks and the third tallest mountain in Colorado! -
Which of the 9 Collegiate peak 14ers is your favorite?