from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain, 4,375.2 m (14,345 ft) high, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southern Colorado. It is the highest elevation in the range.
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I wanted to bag three 14ers in one trip to avoid another trip up the road so in mid September 2009, I set my sights on Ellingwood Point, Blanca Peak and Little Bear Peak all in Colorado's southern range - the Sangre de Cristo.
Before the winter of 2000 was over, I soloed another six winter fourteeners back in Colorado, including the moderately technical Kit Carson Mountain and Blanca Peak, both in the southern Sangre de Cristo Range.
They were taken by wagon north to where Blanca Peak guarded the road, then west to the irrigated lands around Alamosa, where Tranquilino saw that magnificent valley reaching off to the north, with the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east and the Saguache peaks to the west.
Financial-aid experts will be available in Rooms 110, 111, 112, 116 and 126 of Blanca Peak building at the Larimer Campus, 4616 S. S.ields.
The view of Trinchera Ranch looking north to Blanca Peak in May 2009.
Treeline must be a little higher in some other locations, as samples are reported from around 3 700 m (12 146 m (Engelmann spruce at Cottonwood Pass and Niwot Ridge and bristlecones at Blanca Peak.
"All of our sacred songs and prayers are here within our four sacred mountains (Blanca Peak in Colorado, Mount Taylor in New Mexico, the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona and Hesperus Peak in Colorado)," Mae Tso, a Navajo elder, stated on www. xpressweb.com / zionpark
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