Thursday July 18, 2024  

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

Chuck Demarest '64

Mt. Princeton - 14,197 feet

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.

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Hiking through the Aspen groves on the Colorado Trail near Mt. Shavano.

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