First Highpoint for us (5/22/04?)

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      [Ed: Imported from Americas Roof ‘Summit Trip Reports’ forum]
      [By: Ben & Justin on April 28 2005 at 4:26 PM]

      This was our first point. We spent a couple weeks out in CO after school got out. Have a friend in the USAF Academy so we chilled in The Springs for a few days and got acclimated a little. We woke up at 4am that morning and made the drive to Leadville which is absolutely gorgeous. Unable to find suitable breakfast the four of us in our party settled for 3 Krispy Cremes each. We arrived the trailhead after a massive fart-off competition in the car. We actually had to stop the car because we were all laughing so hysterically. We started the trail at 8am to make sure we’d be below the tree line by lightning time. We pushed hard (even for being low-elevation people) and made the summit in 3.5 hours. We stayed up there for a while and made our descent. Sliding down the remaining snow patches totally rocked. The summit was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, but I’m sure that will change as we progress the next 49.
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