Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains. All require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety. This is a way for the POC to get out of the flatlands of Indiana and reach great heights to over 14,000 ft. A good number of POCers graduate and move out west.
It’s time for the annual Labor Day trip out in Colorado for some 14,000 ft mountain love! On the menu this year is Huron Peak (14,003’)! This is one of the easier peaks in Colorado however, we do have options to make the route longer for those who want it. In general there is a short option that is 9.2 miles round trip, a long option at 13 miles, and an option that ranges from 10-13 miles that takes us up as many as 4 extra 13,000 ft peaks. Everyone will make a net elevation gain of 3750 feet though the ones who choose to do the multi-peak route will have more elevation change. This trip is closed, but sign up in case someone drops - Sign up for this trip
Located in California and Nevada, this mountain range contains some of the most beautiful landscapes in all the world. The terrain is so varied that one may start out in desert conditions and end up with the sound of crunching ice under foot and the ring of a distant ice ax in a remote frozen gully well above timberline. The POC West frequents this range all the time.
The Rocky mountains of Colorado attract thousands of visitors each year. There are more 14ers in this state than any other, the POC climbs these mountains quite often. The POC generally sanctions one trip each year over Labor Day weekend.
Book: Colorado 14er Disasters: Victims of the Game
Book: Colorado's Fourteeners, 3rd Ed. From Hikes to Climbs
Books: Colorado Mountain Guidebooks (Google them)
Located in New Hampshire and is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft. Famous for dangerously erratic weather. Positioned in the White Mountains conveniently located in the path of three main weather systems from Canada, the Midwest and the South that converge right on top of it. Best of luck to you in the Winter. As you see from the pictures on this page, it is possible.
Annual Labor Day Trip!
Sierra Mountains - California
Rocky Mountains - Colorado
Grand Tetons - Wyoming