Colorado Governor Formally Proclaims Mount Elbert to Be Called Mount Peyton Manning on Super Bowl Sunday

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has formally renamed Mount Elbert Mount Peyton Manning on Super Bowl. Never mind what’s legal per the formal renaming process. THis is what’s fun.

Below is the full declaration:
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Package to Climb Elbert for $650

Solarresidences is offering a package to climb Elbert for $650.  The weeklong package includes two fitness classes, personal oxygen canister, a Camelback hydration pack and a commemorative book, 14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado’s Highest Mountains.

Or course you can just drive to the trailhead and climb it for free


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Proposal to rename East Sopris Peak in Colorado “Mount John Denver”

A woman had petitioned to rename East Sopris on Mount Sopris for the singer John Denver in Colorado. Renaming the near 13’er was reportedly opposed by 74 percent of the people in Aspen and Carbondale.


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Tale of the Impact of Finding A Body on Colorado Fourteener

Here’s an unusual tale of the impact on Corbin Mabon of finding the body of climber Jeff Rosinski who fell to death on Longs Peak on July16. Mabon never knew or met Rosinski but went to his home town following the discovery. Here’s an article on the accident itself.


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Climbing Mount Elbert 101 Times

Rex Jones has climbed Mount Elbert 101 times.


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Volunteers Sought for Relocated Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Linking Monarch Pass and Mount Elbert

Volunteers are being sought to construct new Continental Divide National Scenic Trail relocation as part of a major 50-mile relocation to create a nonmotorized route linking Mount Elbert to Monarch Pass.


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Colorado Considering Charging for Longs Peak Access

We earlier reported on a move to charge for access to 14ers in the Sangre de Cristos. Now Rocky Mountain National Park is considering charging for access to Longs Peak. The Park now charges $20 for access through the main gates but Longs Peak in the park was free if you accessed it on Highway 7. The Park is now considering charging there too.


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First woman to ski all 54 Colorado Fourteeners

Christy Mahon from Aspen is the first woman to ski all 54 Colorado 14ers completing on Capitol Peak on May 17. Here’s her Elbert report from her webage .


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Forest Service Begins Charging for Access to Some Colorado Fourteeners

The Forest Service has begun a process to charge hikers and backpackers $10 per person, per trip to hike and $20 to camp, in heavily used South Colony Basin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado. The is the first time Colorado has charged for climbing its fourteeners (with the exceptions of Culebra Peak which is privately owned and peaks such as Longs Peak which are in Rocky Mountain National Park and as such have an entrance fee). The group Western Slope No-Fee Coalition 500,000 people had been combing Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks a year for free.

The trailhead is is primary access to Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak. About, 4500 people visit there each year.
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Report calling Elbert One of Easiest 14ers

This should be no surprise for those who have climbed it. Dan England reports it is one of easiest 14ers. He recommends that you should it in June on after the snow has cleared.


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