Mount Elbert

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09/08/2008 - Was it only 6 miles? I seem to recall it being further. Then again, I left my apartment at midnight, so hitting the summit a little after sunrise seems about right.

For what it is worth, this was my 5th state highpoint. And though I’d done other 14ers prior, do not let the elevation scare you. Coloradans tend to get uppity about the elevation, but if you are in adequate physical condition, it will be no problem. Just be prepared to get a little more tired a little faster.