Capitol is considered the hardest 14,000-foot ascent in Colorado for a reason. Most climbers do it in 2 days because it begins with a six-mile hike to the pristine Capitol Lake at 11,600 feet. From there the fun begins. Below is a picture of me just starting the hike from the trailhead. Behind me is the ominous Capitol Peak, the final destination!
I began the ascent with my mountain guide, Nick, ...Continue Reading →