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Winter hiking has more danger, requires more effort and is usually filled with lots more type 2/3 fun but damn, the views are so awesome. Looking to knock out a winter 14er(s)? Check out my latest video on the Decalibron, FOUR 14ers in one hike - link in bio.

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20th summit of the year! Mount Sherman, elevation 14,036ft. In true Lauren and Michelle fashion, we got our car stuck in the snow, left it there (because the snow will melt, right? 🤷‍♀️), lost the trail (never really found it in the first place. See the blue line), decided to go up the steepest face of the mountain (how hard could it be?), and summited despite it all. Thank you to @lah1021 for not only supporting but also joining me in my goal to complete 20 summits. She was there for each one... and the handful of failed attempts as well. #mtsherman #mountsherman #iowagulchtrailhead #14er #colorado14ers #winter14ers #20summits #leadville

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It’s that time of year again! Summer was great but I can’t wait for winter! #winterclimbing #winter14ers #firenights🔥

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“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you” - John Muir #mountainfilm #mountaineers #rockclimber #mountainstories #winter14ers #alpineclimbing #colorado #nature

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Do epic shit . . . 🏔🏔🏔 . . . #winter14ers #mountainhigh #colorado #snowshoeing #findyourmountain

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When you get to the access road for the trail you planned on hiking and realize it’s closed, you say oh well and go for the highest peak in the Rockies instead! - Grateful for this lady who was down to sleep in my car with me on the side of a mountain, wake up before sunrise, figure out an alternate plan, and then completely crushed this 12 mile hike with utter determination for almost 8 hours (it was also her first 14er!!!) - Grateful for the profoundly beautiful wilderness I got to play in. Grateful that the weather was on our side. Grateful for the powerful wind that made me feel so present and alive. Also eternally grateful for the self-timer setting on my phone camera 🙏🏼 . . . . . . . . . . . #alldownhillfromhere #winterwillneverend #mtelbert #wildwomen #highelevation #winterhiking #winterhike #leadville #14er #coloradogram #inspirationalwomen #spontaneousadventures #coloradohiking #coloradolife #adventurebuddies #outdoorwomen #strongwomen #hikecolorado #14ersofcolorado #rockymountains #14ers #badasswomen #wedemboyz #wonderfulwildwomen #winter14ers #winterphotography #coloradoadventures #twinlakes #wildernesstherapy #coloradomountains

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So we skied off the summit of our first fourteener yesterday. Humboldt Peak’s southeast gully was filled in solid from just under the summit block down into treeline giving us 3,300 vertical feet of nonstop ski fun. #fourteener #14er #winter14ers #mountains #mountaineering #skimo #splitboarding #humboldtpeak #optoutside #earnyourturns #typetwofun @colorado14ers

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Thanks Jack @summitfit.uk for the gear and helping me Get Mountain Ready!! I'm excited for the Antur Range to come out this year. I appreciate it 👍🙏 (swipe ⬅️) #getmountainready #summitfit #mountaineering #alpinism #routefinding #conquistadoresoftheuseless #followmyjourney #winter14ers

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Let’s talk about boots for a second. . . I buy affordable boots. I have been buying less than $100 boots for 6+ years while hiking. I do have to re-buy said boots almost every season 😋. . @nwili_17 has a pair of real mountaineering boots, which she can use for ice climbing, mountaineering, winter 14ers, hiking Mt. Rainier [which she has because she’s a badass!] #humblebrag and other activities. These will probably last her for a long long time & many winter 14ers, but they run upwards of $400-500ish retail, and much cheaper on good deal discount sites if you’re lucky. . For my purposes, my $40 boots typically last me a winter of hiking tried and true trails (the occasional easy winter 14er), a summer of hiking 14ers, and then they’re usually s h o t. I have never had cold toes while winter hiking, or snowshoeing and I have had amazing luck with waterproof shoes (even have fully dunked a clumsy foot in a river and stayed dry inside). BUT I have to re-buy them every year/ other year, ha! So you can do the math overtime. . This is what I do and is what Noel does! Footwear in the mountains is so important so I recommend finding a system that works for you and your budget. You can always adjust your gear as you go and invest, which is what I would like to do with boots in the next few years👌🏻. . You don’t have to have the top gear to hike just get some cheap boots & get out there (I like big 5 sporting goods), but you should have quality shit if you’re a ice climbing/ mountaineering lady boss like Noel or looking to expand your experiences towards these realms.

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The beauty and challenge of hiking Colorado 💛 #quandrypeak #winter14ers

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BLOG POST: Two months ago, I set out to climb Quandary Peak with some friends. We didn’t make it to the top; instead, we responded to a backcountry skiing accident. It’s taken me a while to process that day. I wrote a blog post about it — you can find the link in my profile. I think many of us, especially thru-hikers, develop a sense of invincibility in the wilderness. I think that’s why I wrote this. I think that despite the horrific tragedy of that day, I walked away a little stronger than I thought I was, and a little more prepared. . . . . . #backcountryskiing #wildernessfirstresponder #firstaid #colorado14ers #writing #nonfiction #quandarypeak #mountains #winter14ers #fatality #wildernessmedicine

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I’ve done an annual March/April hike up Bierstadt for the better part of a decade, and I can’t remember ever seeing even close to this much snow. Going to be a fun spring! 📸: @eriktisch

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Snagging our last winter 14er of the season . #mtevans #colorado #14ers #winter14ers

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6 feet of snow in 10 days meant no summit this go round but I'm thinking we'll be back. #mtelbert #winter14ers #11ers #snowshoecolorado #bruh

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All the hard work getting to 14,047 paid off with a 6 mile ski descent with @themeercat ! And got to tussle with some crazy wind and snow formations. #winter14ers #sangredecristos #naturetherapy #getoutside #bundleup

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It took an hour to make that Mt. Bierstadt sign and we still may have gotten the elevation wrong 🤷🏼‍♀️ #mountaineering #winter14ers

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