Week 17 in training – 52 miles of running and hiking at altitude. Highlights include 14ers! and the associated fun car camping, and a long run of 24 miles.
On September 28, 2016 Dan and I hiked Missouri Mountain. This 14er is one of the Collegiate Peaks located in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Dan and I hiked Huron Peak on September 27, 2016. I really enjoyed this one – fall colors + a relatively easy ascent made for a great half-day hike.
On September 5, 2106 we hiked with our friends up Quandary Peak, which lies at 14,265 ft. It is the 13th highest peak in Colorado. It was our second time hiking Quandary – we hiked it once in winter conditions so the views and hiking experience were very different!
On September 2, 2016 we hiked with our friends up Mt. Princeton – a rocky hike that ended in a giant cloud.
About two years ago I thought to myself, “30 is the arbitrary marker by which society thinks I will start decaying in front of everyone’s eyes. Now is the time to make a bucket list.” It’s (you guessed it!) 30 items long with some big goals and some smaller ones.
A few weekends ago Dan and I headed to the Chicago Basin area of Colorado for a four-day fun-filled trip that included hiking three 14ers, 4 AM starts under a blue moon, and dodging mountain goats. What more is there in life?