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Mount Massive, Colorado
August 3, 1993
14,421 feet

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Map of route from Halfmoon Trailhead to the summit of Massive
Rich at the trailhead, August 2.
signpost to Massive
Sign marking the turnoff from the Colorado Trail to the Mount Massive Trail
cloudy summit
Clouds shroud the summit of Mount Massive
summit Massive
Mount Massive summit from the Mount Massive Trail
Rich on the summit
Rich on the summit of Massive
The cairn marking Massive's summit.
view looking west
Looking west from Massive's summit.

In August of 1993, I competed in the National Masters Track and Field Championships in Provo, Utah. I used a need to acclimate to the altitude as an excuse for another trip to Colorado. My wife and I camped at the Halfmoon campground between Mount Massive and Mount Elbert. She stayed in camp, while I hiked to the summit of Massive.

I hiked north on the Colorado Trail to the Mount Massive trail, then headed up. It was a rather uneventful hike, with warm weather and blue skies. I approached the summit from slightly to the south. On the descent, I decided to follow a spur to the east before cutting south to get back on the trail. A nice hike.

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