POTD: The High Point of My Life

The High Point of My Life
Mt. Elbert, Colorado

My childhood friend Steve Johnson (left) and I climbed Mount Elbert (elevation 14,440′) last week. Mount Elbert is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains, the highest point in the U.S. state of Colorado, and the second-highest summit in the contiguous United States (after Mount Whitney in California). Given I have no plans or desires to ever summit any taller mountain than this, the day marked the literal (but not figurative) high point of my life–not counting of course any height obtained via air transport of some sort.