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1.  Introduction
2.  Column meanings
3.  Nolan's 14 stats
4.  Nolan's 14 parts
5.  Nolan's 14 scouting

1.  Introduction

Here are maps and elevation profiles for the Nolan's 14 course over 14 14ers in Colorado's Sawatch Range.  Click on an elevation profile to view a map for that profile.  I credit Matt Mahoney and Blake Wood for much of the information that went into the creation of the map.

For more information about Nolan's 14, look here:

http://www.mattmahoney.net/nolans14

2.  Column meanings

Here's an explanation of some of the columns:

Profile

Click on a profile image to view a map for that profile.

The vertical unit on a profile is feet.

The two rows above a profile show estimated time in hours. The upper of the two rows shows estimated time at the pace that it would take to complete the Nolan's 14 course in 60 hours. The lower of the two rows shows estimated time if travelling at my typical hiking speed with a day pack in summer conditions.

The horizontal unit at the bottom of a profile is miles.

The surface color represents the class of that portion of the route.

Class Color
1 Green
2 Blue
3 Purple
4 Red
5 Yellow

Dist.

The horizontal distance of the profile.

Time (est.)

This is the estimated time for traveling the given profile. The upper of the two times shows estimated time at the pace that it would take to complete the Nolan's 14 course in 60 hours. The lower of the two times shows estimated time if travelling at my typical hiking speed with a day pack in summer conditions.

Add 14% to the times if wearing an overnight backpack.  Add 38% to the times if traveling with snowshoes and a day pack.

Time (act.)

These are the actual times that it took me to travel the given profile.  Times that are proceeded with "(s)" show that snow affected the time.

3.  Nolan's 14 stats

Area Start Description Profile Dist. El. Gain Lowest/Highest Time (est.) Time (act.) Way Notes Done
Sawatch Range Fish Hatchery Nolan's 14 North to South 90.5 mi. 45555 ft. 8880 ft. (64.1)
14433 ft. (13.8)
59h 20m
77h 11m
  One Way The old Blank Gulch Trailhead is now closed and gated.  
Sawatch Range Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead Nolan's 14 South to North 90.5 mi. 45415 ft. 8880 ft. (26.4)
14433 ft. (76.6)
59h 30m
77h 24m
  One Way The old Blank Gulch TH is now closed and gated.  


4.  Nolan's 14 parts

Area Start Description Profile Dist. El. Gain Lowest/Highest Time (est.) Time (act.) Way Notes Done
Sawatch Range Fish Hatchery Nolan's 14 1st Third 29.5 mi. 13430 ft. 9620 ft. (0.0)
14433 ft. (13.8)
18h 0m
23h 25m
  One Way End at Winfield.  
Sawatch Range Winfield Nolan's 14 2nd Third 22.7 mi. 13853 ft. 9880 ft. (22.7)
14420 ft. (16.4)
17h 34m
22h 51m
  One Way End at North Cottonwood Trailhead.  
Sawatch Range North Cottonwood Trailhead Nolan's 14 3rd Third 38.2 mi. 18272 ft. 8880 ft. (11.8)
14289 ft. (29.5)
23h 45m
30h 54m
  One Way End at Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead.  
Sawatch Range Fish Hatchery Nolan's 14 1st Half 53.1 mi. 22470 ft. 8880 ft. (53.1)
14433 ft. (13.8)
30h 58m
40h 17m
  One Way End at Pine Creek Trailhead.  
Sawatch Range Pine Creek Trailhead Nolan's 14 2nd Half 55.6 mi. 25585 ft. 8880 ft. (0.0)
14420 ft. (11.0)
33h 52m
44h 4m
  One Way End at Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead.  
Sawatch Range Fish Hatchery Nolan's 14 1st Two Thirds 52.2 mi. 27283 ft. 9620 ft. (0.0)
14433 ft. (13.8)
35h 35m
46h 17m
  One Way End at North Cottonwood Trailhead.  
Sawatch Range Winfield Nolan's 14 2nd Two Thirds 60.9 mi. 32125 ft. 8880 ft. (34.5)
14420 ft. (16.4)
41h 20m
53h 46m
  One Way End at Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead.  


5.  Nolan's 14 scouting

Area Start Description Profile Dist. El. Gain Lowest/Highest Time (est.) Time (act.) Way Notes Done
Nolans Winfield La Plata Pk South Nolans Scouting 10.5 mi. 4176 ft. 10240 ft. (0.0)
14336 ft. (5.2)
5h 34m
7h 14m
5h 34m Out and Back   2012-09-29
Nolans South Cottonwood Trailhead Mt Princeton Northeast Nolans Scouting 11.7 mi. 3620 ft. 8880 ft. (0.7)
12440 ft. (5.8)
5h 51m
7h 37m
6h 6m Out and Back   2012-09-23
Nolans North Cottonwood Trailhead Mt Yale Northeast and Mt Columbia South Nolans Scouting 7.1 mi. 4420 ft. 9880 ft. (0.0)
12460 ft. (2.5)
5h 54m
7h 40m
5h 42m Out and Back   2012-09-22
Nolans Browns Creek Trailhead Mt Antero South and Tabeguache Pk North Nolans Scouting 17.6 mi. 6716 ft. 8900 ft. (0.0)
14156 ft. (9.8)
9h 43m
12h 38m
  Out and Back    
Nolans Rockdale Trailhead Huron Pk East, Missouri Mtn, and Mt Belford West Nolans Scouting 17.6 mi. 9131 ft. 9640 ft. (15.3)
14197 ft. (11.9)
11h 22m
14h 47m
  Loop    
Nolans Pine Creek Trailhead Mt Oxford South and Mt Harvard North Nolans Scouting 24.6 mi. 8513 ft. 8880 ft. (0.0)
14420 ft. (13.5)
13h 19m
17h 19m
  Out and Back    



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