South Arapaho Peak

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South Arapaho Peak Trip Report (#15776)

It was a significant climb. We adventured up the trail from Rainbow Lake Campground to the base of the South Arapaho. Patricia went back to camp, but the two of us (I can't remember his name; we had no climbing gear) went straight up. As we sat resting on the south peak, we looked at North Arapaho and thought, "We can do this." And we did - what an unbelievable view of the Earth without being an astronaut!!

I thought the north peak was over 14,000 ft, but maps were not necessarily accurate in 1968. I'm glad we had a dog along as he led us back to camp well after dark.

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