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Carrie Welton

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 14:33, last changed on 10/04/2019 - 10:10
Carrie Welton (1842–84) was a relatively well-known socialite and amateur mountaineer who climbed Colorado Fourteeners in the 1880s. When Welton perished during an ill-advised autumn ascent of Longs Peak in 1884, she became the focal point of a national discussion concerning backcountry safety and...


Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 10:30, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:40
Colorado is home to fifty-eight of the nation’s mountain peaks taller than 14,000 feet in elevation. Known colloquially as “Fourteeners,” these mountains dominate Colorado’s skyline and shape the way people live and identify with nature in the Rocky Mountain West. Throughout Colorado’s history,...
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