October 8, 2015

Climbing Mount Elbert

A few years ago, my family and I visited Leadville, Colorado, the highest incorporated city at 10,152 feet. We were there to visit my uncle and climb Mount Elbert as well.  Prominent fourteeners, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, are situated close to Leadville, and are a nice addition to the scenery in my uncle’s backyard. (Lucky guy!) Here are some facts about Mount Elbert: highest peak in the Rocky Mountains the 2nd highest peak in the contiguous US, after Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft.) 14,439 feet high is 12.1 miles southwest of Leadville Mt. Massive…