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Trip Report 33

  • Points:  1
  • Trip Dates:  August 1995 or 1996
  • Wilderness Area:  Mount Massive
  • Wilderness Size:  30,540
  • Location:  Central Colorado
  • Destination:  Mount Massive Summit
  • Total Miles:  8
  • Duration:  Day hike

Mount Massive

I was tallying up my points and stats and almost forgot about this one.  Not that it is a forgettable hike.

Mount Massive is Colorado’s second highest peak at 14,421 feet in elevation.  It is indeed massive with five distinctive points above 14,000 feet.  It sits in the middle of 30,000 acre Mount Massive Wilderness.  This wilderness borders the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness on the west slope of the Sawatch and together they make for a sizable wild area.  It could have been called the Massive Fryingpan Wilderness!

The picture above was found on the internet.


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