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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mt of the Holy Cross 9/4/09

Mt of the Holy Cross
Eagle County, CO
Elevation 14,005
Mileage 12
AEG 5,600ft

I flew out to Denver on a whim over labor day weekend to meet up with an old friend from WIU (Sandi F),with the intention of hiking to the summit of the holy cross. We camped at 10,000 ft in the White River National Forest and set out early Sunday morning with sunny skies abound. Roughly 4 miles into the trek, it began to rain. Rain quickly turned to snow and as we approached the final ascent, it was a complete white-out...so much for a view. We made it back to our basecamp safely with a total roundtrip time just under 8 hours. Quite the experience for my first 14er.

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