Oops!…I Did It Again

“You see my problem is this I’m dreaming away” Britney Spears Another day, another 14er! The past week has been a pretty amazing one for hiking. Two epic backpacking trips in New Mexico, two 14ers, two state highpoints. Today’s summit, Mt. Massive is my favorite of the 14ers I’ve completed so far. We set our […]

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Day 44: Mount Massive

There is little doubt that today was the most physically challenging of the trip so far, and possibly of all the adventures we’ve had. But, I would argue, it was the best too. We woke up at camp at 12:30 when someone’s car alarm was going off, and 2:30 when a group of early hikers […]

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Day 44

It’s currently 4:45 and I am listening to the greatest showman soundtrack well watching the rain pour down. I can now officially say I have been up for more the 12 hours the alarms went off at 4 AM this morning as I said in my post from yesterday I have feelings for this alarm. […]

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Day 43: Leadville

Today was a rest day. We usually fill rest days with driving, household tasks like laundry, or smaller hikes. We couldn’t do any of those things today, but spent the day in Leadville. It’s the highest city in Colorado at 10,000 some feet and full of cute shops, outdoor gear suppliers, and some real good […]

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Boring day in leadville

As you can see from my model today was an incredibly boring day. You get the vibe. Lots of sitting on benches wondering what we should do. Ellie and I got malts at one point. That was fun. Otherwise it was pretty boring. Ok I know this post is short but there is an old […]

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Day 43

Today started from waking up from one of the best night’s sleep I have had so far. I had not half a bed not one bed not one and a half beds, but Two full beds. Idmittly I only slept in one but I for sure used the other when I was just relaxing. I […]

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“I found myself on the continental divide Tell me where do I go from here Think I’ll ride into Leadville and have a few beers” Jimmy Buffett Rest day in Leadville. It’s a much better town than most of the touristy towns up here. It seems like somehow it’s managed to actually hold onto some […]

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Hiking Mt elbert

After you study that map you may say to yourself “Woah, that’s steep!?” or “are you going to fall off” or “are they insane”. The answers are Yes, Likely, and definitely. With that being said we woke up at 5am with a temperature of 37 degrees. THIRTY SEVEN‼️ I slept in 2 pairs of socks, […]

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Day 42: Mount Elbert

Five years ago we attempted to summit Mt. Elbert. We couldn’t. (Blog post from that day.) Today, five years later, we did. We woke up at 5 with chattering teeth and frozen toes. We had slept in our hiking clothes with the hope of saving as much time as possible in the morning. We quickly […]

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The Higher You Climb

“The higher you climb, The more that you see.” Dan Fogelberg Today we climbed very, very high. All the way to the second highest point in the continental US, the summit of Mt. Elbert. Only Mt. Whitney in California is higher. This was also our second state highpoint of the week. AND a hike that’s […]

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