Brian Rachford's trip reports (chronological)

This is an chronological index of the mountains I've climbed (or attempted to climb). Just about every significant hiking trip I did through 2004 is here. After moving to Arizona and climbing a lot of low, easy peaks, I stopped writing reports for every single trip. This page is laid out in the sense of a travelogue of my hiking "career", and some of the stuff in the reports makes more sense if you've read the previous one(s). I'm not always as good as I should be about linking to the relevant earlier reports, but maybe I'll get that taken care of sometime.

Note that the elevations given here for the peaks are the old ones before the revision of the "geoid" several years ago; the most up-to-date numbers are several feet higher, but I do not have a complete list, and it really doesn't matter much. The "CO14er", "CO100", and "CO13er" running totals apply to "official" separate mountains in Colorado; the 14ers, the Top 100 (Centennial) peaks, and the 13ers (plus 14ers), respectively. The "P300" column indicates the number of different peaks in any state that I have climbed which rise at least 300 feet above the connecting saddle to a higher peak. These totals only include the my 1st ascent of a particular peak. For more statistics on the number of peaks I have climbed, see the stats page.

Most of the trip reports have been "upgraded" from their old format at the old site, but you still will find an occasional error message for a link within these reports that reference my old colorado.edu site, and all sorts of bad links that refer to features that may never be implemented. However, the text of all of the reports listed below should be accessible.

I finally bought a digital camera (a decently good one) in 2005, so the trips starting in late 2005 have embedded photos. For general photos from the earlier trips, see my mountain gallery.

You can scan through this page, or if you prefer you can jump directly to a specific year:

1994 (12 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Medicine Bow Peak WY12013 1 Jul 1994 1
Laramie Peak WY10272 8 Jul 1994
Byers Peak CO1280416 Jul 1994 2
Mount Bierstadt CO14061 8 Aug 1994 1 1 1 3
Mount Evans CO14264 8 Aug 1994 2 2 2 4
Torreys Peak CO1426715 Aug 1994 3 3 3 5
Grays Peak CO1427015 Aug 1994 4 4 4 6
Longs Peak CO1425523 Aug 1994 5 5 5 7
Mount Democrat CO14148 3 Sep 1994 6 6 6 8
Cameron Point CO14238 3 Sep 1994
Mount Lincoln CO14286 3 Sep 1994 7 7 7 9
Mount Bross CO14172 3 Sep 1994 8 8 810
Quandary Peak CO14265 9 Sep 1994 9 9 911
Mount Sherman CO1403617 Sep 199410101012
Mount Elbert CO1443324 Sep 199411111113
Huron Peak CO14003 1 Oct 199412121214
Medicine Bow Peak WY1201315 Oct 1994

1995 (22 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Lily Mountain CO 9786 5 Mar 1995 15
Medicine Bow Peak WY1201310 Mar 1995
Colorado Mines Peak CO1249318 Mar 1995 16
Mount Flora CO1313218 Mar 1995 1317
Fletcher Mountain (attempt)CO13951 1 Apr 1995
Grizzly Peak CO13427 7 Apr 1995 1519
Fletcher Mountain (attempt)CO1395123 Apr 1995
Medicine Bow Peak WY1201320 Jun 1995
Mount Hope CO1393324 Jun 1995 131620
Quail Mountain CO1346124 Jun 1995 1721
Mount Belford CO14197 2 Jul 199513141822
Humboldt Peak CO14064 8 Jul 199514151923
Mount Shavano CO1422914 Jul 199515162024
Castle Peak CO1426516 Jul 199516172125
Mount Yale CO1419623 Jul 199517182226
Missouri Mountain CO14067 3 Aug 199518192428
Iowa Peak CO13831 3 Aug 1995
Pyramid Peak CO1401820 Aug 199519202529
Redcloud Peak CO1403425 Aug 199520212630
Sunshine Peak CO1400125 Aug 199521222731
Mount Massive CO14421 4 Sep 199522232832
Mount Antero CO1426910 Sep 199523242933
Mount Harvard CO1442016-17 Sep 199524253034
Mount Princeton CO1419723 Sep 199525263135
Pacific Peak (attempt) CO13950 7 Oct 1995
Fletcher Mountain CO1395115 Oct 1995 273236
Sugarloaf Peak WY1140017 Dec 1995 37

1996 (9 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Medicine Bow Peak WY12013 6 Apr 1996
Quandary Peak CO1426512 May 1996
Medicine Bow Peak WY12013 2 Jun 1996
Mount Columbia CO14073 9 Jun 199626283338
Wetterhorn Peak CO1401529 Jun 199627293439
Mount Belford CO14197 5 Jul 1996
Mount Oxford CO14153 5 Jul 199628303540
Mount Wilson (attempt) CO1424611 Jul 1996
La Plata Peak CO1433625 Jul 199629313641
Mount Sneffels CO1415012 Aug 199630323742

1997 (5 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Medicine Bow Peak WY12013 9 May 1997
Mount Shavano CO1422917 May 1997
Wilson Peak CO1401721 Jul 199731333843
Uncompahgre Peak CO14306 2 Aug 199732343944
Ellingwood Peak CO1404215 Aug 199733354045

1998 (1 report)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Medicine Bow PeakWY1201324 May 1998

1999 (6 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Mount Silverheels CO1382220 Jun 1999 364147
Pikes Peak CO14110 3 Jul 199934374248
Browns Peak Trail CO 11 Jul 1999
Blanca Peak CO1434525 Jul 199935384349
Mount Audubon CO1323331 Jul 1999 4450
High Lonesome Trail CO 8 Aug 1999

2000 (5 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Bear Peak CO 8461 5 Mar 2000
South Boulder Peak CO 8549 5 Mar 2000 51
Goliath Peak CO1221619 Mar 2000
Rogers Peak (attempt) CO1339127 Mar 2000
Green Mountain CO 814429 Apr 2000
Mount Shavano CO1422914 May 2000
Tabeguache Peak CO1415514 May 200036394553

2001 (4 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Mount Sniktau CO1323420 May 2001
San Luis Peak CO1401423 Sep 200137404654
Mount Ouray CO1397114 Oct 2001 414755
Rogers Peak CO1339125 Nov 2001 4856

2002 (9 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Bison Peak CO1243121 Jan 2002 57
Mount Bross CO14172 3 Feb 2002
Deer Mountain CO13761 2 Jun 2002 4958
Pacific Peak CO13950 9 Jun 2002 425059
Cloud Peak Wilderness WY 15 Jun 2002
Mount Meeker (attempt) CO13911 7 Jul 2002
Atlantic Peak CO13841 4 Aug 2002 435160
Dyer Mountain CO1385511 Aug 2002 445261
Holy Cross Ridge CO1383130 Aug 2002 455362
Mount of the Holy Cross CO1400530 Aug 200238465463

2003 (8 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Peak 10 CO13633 4 Jul 2003 5564
Crystal Peak CO13852 4 Jul 2003 475665
Horseshoe Mountain CO1389813 Jul 2003 485766
Peerless Mountain CO1334813 Jul 2003
Mount Sheridan CO1374813 Jul 2003 5867
Mount Adams (attempt) CO1393126 Aug 2003
Clinton Peak CO1385731 Aug 2003 495968
McNamee Peak CO1378031 Aug 2003
Traver Peak CO1385231 Aug 2003
Mount Edwards CO13850 4 Sep 2003 506069
"Drift Peak" CO1390021 Sep 2003
Casco Peak CO1390829 Sep 2003 516170
Mount Buckskin CO1386512 Oct 2003 526271

2004 (9 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
North Star Mountain CO13614 9 May 2004 6372
Point 13500 CO1350020 Jun 2004 6473
Twining Peak CO1371120 Jun 2004 6574
Square Top Mountain CO1378425 Jun 2004 6675
Gemini Peak CO1395127 Jun 2004
Mount Sherman CO1403627 Jun 2004
Mount Parnassus CO13574 1 Jul 2004 6776
Pettingell Peak CO13553 8 Aug 2004 6877
Mount Spalding CO1384213 Aug 2004
Gray Wolf Mountain CO1360313 Aug 2004 6978
Mount Warren CO1330713 Aug 2004 7079
Epaulet Mountain CO1352315 Aug 2004
"Epaulie Peak" CO1353015 Aug 2004 7180
Rosalie Peak CO1357515 Aug 2004 7281
Eagle Mountain MN 2301 9 Oct 2004 82

2005 (6 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Harney Peak SD 7242 8 Jun 2005 89
Sylvan Peak SD 7020 8 Jun 2005 90
Odakota Mountain SD 7210 8 Jun 2005 91
Terry Peak SD 7064 9 Jun 2005 92
Crooks Tower SD 7137 9 Jun 2005 93
Hawkeye Point IA 167010 Jun 2005
Humphreys Peak AZ1263311 Dec 2005 104
Greens Peak AZ1013317 Dec 2005 105
Point 9913 AZ 991317 Dec 2005 106
Point 9947 AZ 994717 Dec 2005 107
Point 9910 AZ 991017 Dec 2005 108
Kendrick Peak AZ1041820 Dec 2005 109

2006 (5 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Grand TurkCO1318028 Jun 2006 73136
Sultan MountainCO1336828 Jun 2006 74137
Canby MountainCO1347830 Jun 2006 75138
Geissler Mountain, EastCO1338017 Jul 2006 76139
Point 13001CO1300117 Jul 2006 77140
Bald MountainCO1368419 Jul 2006 78141
Boreas MountainCO1308219 Jul 2006 79142
West Dyer MountainCO1304722 Jul 2006

2007 (7 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
East Buffalo PeakCO1330026 Jun 2007 80188
West Buffalo PeakCO1332626 Jun 2007 81189
Hoosier RidgeCO1335229 Jun 2007 82190
Red MountainCO1322929 Jun 2007 83191
Mount TwetoCO136721 Jul 2007 84192
Mount ArkansasCO137951 Jul 2007 85193
Treasurevault MountainCO137011 Jul 2007
Mosquito PeakCO137811 Jul 2007 86194
Kelso MountainCO1316417 Jul 2007 87195
Peak 9CO1319519 Jul 2007 88196
Mount EvansCO1357722 Jul 2007 89197
"Repeater Peak"CO1354622 Jul 2007
Summit PeakCO1330008 Aug 2007 90200

2008 (2 reports)

Mountain/trip reportStateElev(ft)DateCO14erCO100CO13erP300
Baldy CincoCO1338322 Jun 2008 91282
Point 13313CO1331322 Jun 2008 92283
Buffalo MountainCO1277728 Jun 2008 287

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