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If you’ve hiked and climbed Colorado’s 14ers in summer, you have probably wondered about continuing your exploration during the colder, winter months. It turns out that there are a several good winter 14ers for beginners
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is one of my favorite places in the world. With 14,000 foot peaks, alpine lakes, waterfalls and wildlife, it’s everything a hiker or backpacker could want in a single
Spring might seem like a great time to hike 14ers, but it’s actually one of the snowiest, most difficult times of the year. As lower altitude parts of the country warm, it sends massive quantities