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I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico (near the foothills of the Sandia Mountains) and El Paso, Texas (near the Franklin Mountains). I have been hiking since approximately age 7. To me nothing is better than reaching a summit. I think the ultimate way to top out is by mountain bike (with apologies to the purists out there) to enable a rapid (and infinitely more exciting) descent. My son, Brad, and wife, Denise, also like to hike. I live near Chicago, so I am "mountain deprived" but always looking for an opportunity to get to the slopes. My favorite and most memorable peak is Mauna Loa in Hawaii. The most difficult was Sierra Blanca, New Mexico, accomplished is an epic out-and-back from the desert in 1 day. My favorite mountain bike summit is Hillsboro Peak, New Mexico.


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List% Complete
Hawaii Wilderness High Points50
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks30.2
Colorado Mountain Club Fourteeners29.6
Sacred Navajo Mountains25
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks23.4
Colorado Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation21.1
High Points of Counties Crossed by the Continental Divide18.9
U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States17
United States 14,000-foot Peaks16.9
Colorado Centennial Peaks (Top 100)16
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO1992-09-15
Mount Massive14421USA-CO2002-05-25
La Plata Peak14336USA-CO2002-07-06
Uncompahgre Peak14309USA-CO1994-07-15
Mount Lincoln14286USA-CO1998-06-18
Grays Peak14270USA-CO1998-06-15
Torreys Peak14267USA-CO1998-06-15
Castle Peak14265USA-CO2002-08-04
Quandary Peak14265USA-CO2000-07-15
Mount Evans14264USA-CO1993-08-15
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO1992-09-15
Mauna Loa7079USA-HI1992-07-15
Clingmans Dome4503USA-TN/NC2007-07-05
Uncompahgre Peak4277USA-CO1994-07-15
Sandia Crest4098USA-NM1983-05-28
Mount Taylor4094USA-NM1996-07-15
Mount Lincoln3862USA-CO1998-06-18
Whitewater Baldy3535USA-NM1983-06-15
Wheeler Peak3409USA-NM1977-08-13
Richland Balsam3010USA-NC2007-07-06


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