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    Kathleen Ruhleder reviewed Mount Bierstadt Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This was my first 14er. I went with two friends, and we left at 7am, thinking it would take about five hours - it took us almost 8! I found it much more strenuous than most of the reviews/descriptions led me to believe. Two of the three of us had such a hard time breathing due to the altitude that the steep portions took an eternity. We made it, though, and it was worth the effort. I drank almost 100 oz. of water, and ate many snacks along the way. It was freezing at the top, so bring warm clothes for up top. The other hikers were mostly very friendly. I suggest wading across the river barefoot - I fell in off the slippery rocks.

    Kathleen Ruhleder completed Mount Bierstadt Trail

    over 1 year ago