that is difficult to define for us perfectionists. I mean, where in Denver should I pick the spot to determine which peaks are visible? And should I include peaks that would be visible from that spot but are obscured by buildings?
Luckily, I have some reference material that I’m working from. I have what I guess you would call a folio that shows a panorama of the peaks visible from a certain spot in Denver (Cheeseman Park, I believe) and it’s old enough that the buildings weren’t much of an issue at the time. Unfortunately, this is buried in my garage at the time and I can’t even remember the name of it. It’s out of print and difficult to find. I’ve seen other panoramas of the mountains from Denver but this one had the best identifications.
There are still a few other technical problems with this goal. What about the peaks on which there is no public access? What about the distant peaks that are just identified in a general term, like “Kenosha Range?” Should I just climb the highest peak in the Kenosha Range, or should I try to identify exactly which peak(s) is/are visible?
Just off the top of my head, I would say that there are around 150 peaks that are on this list, and I’ve probably done 1/4 – 1/3 of them.