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November 9, 2001
Growing up, I was always disappointing dad. Our attempt to climb Long’s Peak was no different. It’s one of the tallest mountains in the Rockies-- a so-called fourteener. Only forty or so mountains in Colorado reach the 14,000-foot plateau.

But we never did reached the summit.

After hours of hiking and climbing, I was exhausted. We got to the final leg of the trail. It was along a steep face. The path got narrow. The drop-off was thousands of feet. Mentally I couldn’t push on. I was getting altitude sickness. My feet were blistered. I forced him to turn around.