from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain, 4,347.8 m (14,255 ft) high, in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in north-central Colorado. It was discovered in 1820.
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The last task before we would stand atop Longs Peak was to scramble up this smoothly polished slab using both hands on the rock.
On one of these visits my oldest brother, with whom I had climbed Longs Peak and Hallett Peak, invited me to the Fairmount Park Racetrack in Illinois, not far from Saint Louis, to watch one of his horses race.
Instead of striking out for Longs Peak immediately, we decided to ease in to it and scale the smaller Hallett Peak, elevation 12,713, first.
In another three minutes, we reached the open rocky plateau of Longs Peak and celebrated with an extended hug.
Just as Holy Cross had been the last fourteener of the Sawatch Range for my completion list, Longs Peak would be my last summit of the Front Range.