Bierstadt is one of the easier 14ers in Colorado.  With that said, I have set out to climb it 3 different times and only made it once!  Successful summit was the first attempt in August with a crew.

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Tried to summit in the winter and snowboard from the top.  We made a major mistake as we started the hike and dropped into the willows.  Post-holing for hours put us way behind on the potential summit.

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You can see how deep Jeff Parks is in the snow.  We would have a lead hiking take about 20 steps and then drop off and let the person behind them blaze the next trail.  Very tiring!

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