Hiking My First 14er – Handies Peak, Colorado

September 8, 2017 11:33 am  |   Published by
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Hiking My First 14er – Handies Peak, Colorado

Handies Peak (14, 048 ft) is located near Silverton, Colorado and just happened to be my first “14er” I’ve summited! If you aren’t familiar with that term, it just means you’ve hiked a peak that is over 14,000 ft in elevation. There are 96 “14ers” in the US, and Colorado has the most at 57! One down, 56 to go! Handies Peak is probably considered the easiest 14er, since it is only 7 miles RT and gains a mere 2,400 ft. Compared to other 14ers, this is considered a short summit, there is no scrambling, a well defined trail to the summit, and therefore is quite popular. The hardest part about hiking to Handies? The elevation. You start hiking around…

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