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Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak (14,259′) from Lafayette

August 10th, 2022

Longs Peak, at 14,259 feet, is the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park and the only fourteener. Major Stephen Long is said to have been the first to spot the great mountains on behalf of the United States Government on June 30, 1820. photo credit: Mike Anderson      Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak (14,259′) from Boulder

May 17th, 2022

Morning photo taken from 75th and Arapahoe. Photo includes Boulder and Longs Peak. Longs Peak may be seen from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor, as well as from Longmont, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s most conspicuous mountains, towering 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) over the Great Plains’ western boundary. The summit is named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, who is credited with being the first to observe the Front Range on June 30, 1820, while on a government-sponsored expedition. Mount Meeker, which is close by and has an elevation of 13,911 feet, is frequently referred... Read More

Steps to Summit Your First 14er

May 2nd, 2022

When you look out over the mountain peaks that make Colorado one of the most beautiful places to live in the country, you may see certain summits that tower over the others, snowcapped even late into the summer. Many of these are known as 14ers, and their height reaches over 14,000 feet above sea level. There are 58 of these massive peaks in Colorado, the most of any state in the country, and conquering them is a rite of passage for any outdoor enthusiast. But don’t think you can just hop on a trail and summit a 14er—these monsters take more preparation than you might think. Here’s a handy... Read More

Longs Peak (14,259′) from Boulder, CO ~ Photo of the Day

March 23rd, 2022

This photo was taken this afternoon in Boulder from Douglass Elementary School. Longs Peak may be seen from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor, as well as from Longmont, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s most conspicuous mountains, towering 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) over the Great Plains’ western boundary. The summit is named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, who is credited with being the first to observe the Front Range on June 30, 1820, while on a government-sponsored expedition. Mount Meeker, which is close by and has an elevation of 13,911 feet, is frequently referred... Read More