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Colorados High Thirteeners: A Climbing and Hiking Guide Paperback – March, 1992
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Garratt and Martin's route descriptions are generally adequate, if somewhat lacking in detail. The authors largely ignore the scenic highlights of their hikes, such as the spectacular Zapata Falls along the way to Twin Peaks and Unnamed 13,660.
Although I have made great use of this book, as the weathered, note-filled copy in my backpack could attest, I find it somewhat inferior to the fourteener guidebooks written by Gerry Roach, Louis Dawson, and Walter Borneman & Lyndon Lampert. I would love to see an updated and improved version of this guide with more information.
Here are some of the revisions I'd like to see:
1) More photographs of the peaks, indicating what month they were taken in.
2) Topographical maps of the routes.
3) More detailed descriptions of the hikes, both to aid in route-finding and to point out some of the highlights of the hikes.
4) Yosemite Decimal ratings of the difficulty of each route.
5) A "classic hike" rating ala Gerry Roach to indicate which hikes the authors like best.
6) More alternate routes to some of the peaks.
If you want more info on te thirteeners that aren't mentioned in "Colorado Thirteeners" just go to 13ers.com and read trip reports.