Thursday July 31, 2014
Outdoor Action 1999 Mt. Princeton Climb
The 1999 Climb of Mt. Princeton celebrating Outdoor Action's 25th Anniversary was a tremendous success. A group of 110 Princetonians, family and friends gathered in the Colorado Rockies to share in this challenging adventure. In order to begin to acclimatize to the altitude, participants arrived several days early.
On Wednesday, many went off to explore the Rockies through rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, or fly-fishing trips. That evening we were all enthralled by Chuck Demarest '64 and his slide presentation of his successful 1998 summit climb of Mt. Everest. It gave all of the climbers encouragement about reaching their individual goals on Mt. Princeton on Friday.
Chuck Demarest '64
This 3D picture of Mt. Princeton was generated from USGS Digital Elevation Map (DEM) data from four separate 7.5 minute Quads and created in Bryce 4.0. The colors simply serve to show the different altitudes on the mountain. The valley floor is shown in blue. Created by Rick Curtis.
Hiking the Colorado Trail
On Thursday, July 15 as part of our warm-up for the mountain, we hiked along a beautiful section to the Colorado Trail.
Jim Nix '66 and Jim Pugh '63 survey the countryside on the Colorado Trail.
Hiking through the Aspen groves on the Colorado Trail near Mt. Shavano.
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