By: Mike Garratt & Bob Martin
Colorado's High Thirteeners features route descriptions for the state's 169 highest 13,000-foot peaks, along with 40 photographs and a complete 50-page listing of the 740 highest summits in the state - the accepted listing of the highest thirteeners for those climbing Colorado's Centennial (highest 100) or Bicentennial (highest 200) peaks.
The listing includes:
Summits in descending order of elevation
Summit names listed alphabetically
Summits grouped by USGS topographic map quadrangles
As Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks become more and more popular, many climbers are turning to the thirteeners for the quiet and solitude that attracted them to mountain climbing in the first place. As authors Mike Garratt and Bob Martin clearly demonstrate, the thirteeners offer every bit as much variety and challenge, from fairly easy day hikes to difficult backpack climbs.