Climbing Colorado's Fourteeners

From the Easiest Hikes to the Most Challenging Climbs

Book Description

Taking on one of Colorado’s 53 fourteeners—from stately Longs Peak and the iconic Maroon Bells to the easy to access Mt. Bierstadt—is becoming a pilgrimage for Colorado’s residents and its visitors. While more people than ever are climbing them, there’s still a dearth of good information about each mountain and its surrounding areas. Hiking Colorado’s Fourteeners fills that gap by informing adventurers—from the freshly-booted novice to the grizzled mountaineer—about each of Colorado’s iconic mountains over 14,000 feet tall.

About Meehan, Chris

Chris Meehan grew up in the shadows of the Appalachians where he cultivated a love of the outdoors. An internationally published writer, he has been a source for The Washington Post and covers a range of subjects including the outdoors, renewable energy, the environment, health care and state and federal politics. He has written for Outdoor USA Magazine, Westword, Sun & Wind Energy, among other publications. As a former Colorado mountain guide he has taken children as young as 12 and people in their 70s to the top of Colorado’s fourteeners and has hiked some of Colorado’s toughest mountains including Little Bear, Longs Peak and Sunlight Peak. Working from Denver, Colorado, he has works on writing with other outdoor adventurers including Justin Lichter and Lonnie Dupree.