After years of peakbagging, I finally got around to Mt. Elbert. I went with my wife, Suzanne, also a veteran hiker and climber, daughter Trish, and granddaughter Amber (15). It was Amber’s first fourteener. Date: 15 July, 2004. Weather: Sunny morning, cloudy afternoon, with high temp ony in the fifties and a sprinkle of afternoon rain. Five and one-half hours up, three and one-half down. An unbeatable view from the top.