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Oldman Mountain is a really fun, short scramble here in Colorado. Awesome wind.

Mt. Sneffels was our second 14,000 footer, and also where Victoria and I became engaged. So this will always be a special mountain for us. We left Denver at 5pm on Friday after Victoria got out of work. On the 7-hour drive to the trailhead, we experienced the most amazing rainbow we’ve ever seen. I almost pulled the car over and proposed on the side of the road. We ended up arriving at the trailhead around 1 in the morning. Our Outback barely made it up the 4×4 trail to the lower trailhead, and it was terrifying driving in the middle of the night.

We woke up a little before 6 and started hiking. I proposed at the summit, and she said yes. Afterwards, we went to Telluride and spent the night there.

Victoria and I did our first Colorado 14er – an easier one only an hour from Denver. Mount Bierstadt stands at 14,060 feet tall. We started and ended up at the Guanella Pass Trailhead. The 7.3 out and back took us 5.5 hours including an hour and forty minutes of rest time. It was about 30 degrees out with winds 20-30 miles per hour. We had snow on the summit and during our descent too.