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Old 09-07-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Excellent! Glad you enjoyed my State! Which 14er did you hike?
I did Belford/Oxford on the same day, and then Missouri the next day. Love it, going to put it on my normal summer schedule to get at least one 14er in the mix. Fortunately I've never had issues with altitude so it was a good time.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I did Belford/Oxford on the same day, and then Missouri the next day. Love it, going to put it on my normal summer schedule to get at least one 14er in the mix. Fortunately I've never had issues with altitude so it was a good time.
Awesome. I love the Collegiate Peaks and have a particular affection for Mt Princeton. That whole area of Chaffee County is one of my favorite places in the world and I spend a lot of time there. So much to do: hiking, rafting, ATVing, snowmobiling, horseback riding.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Awesome. I love the Collegiate Peaks and have a particular affection for Mt Princeton. That whole area of Chaffee County is one of my favorite places in the world and I spend a lot of time there. So much to do: hiking, rafting, ATVing, snowmobiling, horseback riding.
I found the locals to be very helpful and friendly, though I had to choke back a laugh every time I heard them say "Buena Vista". I wanted to do Princeton, Harvard, and Yale as well on this trip but I got called back to work a week early so had to put them off until next summer.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Default 14r??

Q1: what's a 14r? (I ain't no mountaineer..)

Note 2: I too have also really enjoyed what absolute personal (oh, and fiscal/tithing) dedication to a fantasy God (the more fantastic the better...) does to create absolutely wondrous cathedrals and monuments. True beauty, and quite possibly not possible nor likely without the God-thing operating in the background. (as in: If you don't build a huge monument to Me, I'll send you and yours to eternal hell and damnation! )

So stop lolly-gagging about and BUILD It!

You there! Work Faster!" (Our local priests need a grande home NOW!)
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Q1: what's a 14r? (I ain't no mountaineer..)
A mountain with 14,000+ ft elevation. We have quite a few here in Colorado.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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A mountain with 14,000+ ft elevation. We have quite a few here in Colorado.
Yep, over fifty of 'em. I intend to climb them all before I die. Three down, fifty to go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...do_fourteeners
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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I also enjoy the churche/cathedral-style buildings and even the ancient hymns now and then...
and good for you MercuryCougar...keep on trucking!!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Post some pics, I'd love to see them.

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1: I visited several Buddhist temples in South Korea. At one temple I bought a roof tile and dedicated it to a dead Buddhist monk who was friend of mine, who died last year. Temples in this area often have large stacks of clay tiles laid out in the courtyard, where one can make a donation to buy a tile. Then traditionally, something is written on the tile with paint, and the tile is then used as part of the normal upkeep and replacement on the temple buildings.

2: I visited Angkor Wat, which was gorgeous.

3: I visited Ireland and toured/took photos of several lovely churches there.

4: I went backpacking in the Rockies, got up in the wee hours of the morning twice, and climbed a 14er so that I could sit on the summit and watch the sun rise (while drinking rum and Coke).

Did I experience anything "spiritual" or "godlike". Hell no. But I did have a good time.
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