Ascent of Pikes Peak on 1990-08-01
|Date:||Wednesday, August 1, 1990|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14110 ft / 4300 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrive up with my parents and aunt and uncle. Mom used to work at the gift shop on top of Pikes Peak in the Summer when she was in college since her aunt and uncle lived in Colorado Springs. That uncle was Lester Michel, my great uncle, one of the early prolific Colorado highpointers. He was past president of the Colorado Mountain Club (1960), one of the early completers of the Colorado 14ers (#109, 1949-1970), and had Thirsty Peak named after he, Bill Arnold, and Jim Michel's epic Michel-Arnold traverse of the Sangre de Cristo range (and possibly Electric Peak as well). His wife Martha was a badass too, walking 10,000 miles in his memory.
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