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Climbing Mountains


Saturday, June 30, 2012

I live in Colorado. In Colorado there are mountains. Duh. Lots of them as a matter of fact. And for those whose peak reaches over 14,000 ft we call them '14ers' and aim to conquer them. There are over 50 peaks reaching past this height in the state. I have climbed one. Mt Bierstadt, 14,060 ft. Part of the Front Range (closest range to where I live). Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I will be waking up to hike Grays Peak (14,270') and Torreys Peak (14,267'). Yes. Two of them. They are side by side, connected by a hikeable saddle. It will be a long day. I will be exhausted. And its going to be amazing. There will be pictures.

I spent my morning today relaxing as much as possible by the pool. Got in some laps and other exercise at the pool, and the best part is that no one was there. It was so warm I spent over an hour and a half there before noon. Now that I've relaxed, I'm spending my afternoon prepping for our camping/hiking trip. Getting food together. Lots of it. I'll eat close to double what I usually do while hiking, since its so strenuous. For this reason, and the fact that I'll be burning HUNDREDS of calories, I am not tracking my food tomorrow. I will just listen to my body cues. Need to finish packing up camping gear, make some pancakes, and take a shower. Getting excited!

I hope everyone else has a great weekend, whether its full of relaxation or climbing the proverbial mountain!
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GINGERPAWZ 7/2/2012 10:18PM

    Have fun climbing the ranges. I look forward to seeing the pictures when you get back. Stay safe.

Sharon

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MAKINANIMPACT 7/2/2012 8:57AM

    Great way to tackle the summits! Good luck and waiting to see pics..

Be safe.



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SAL2525 7/2/2012 8:47AM

    That sounds so exciting! I hope you are far away from the fires that keep cropping up! Have a fantastic time and did you bring your moleskin? emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 7/1/2012 12:40AM

  Hiking is good exercise, plus the 14ers will probably be cooler than the high plains. I have had enough 90+ days. emoticon

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DRPOOH63 6/30/2012 6:55PM

    My goal is to hike 1 14er this summer - not sure which one. Have a fantastic time!


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BEATLETOT 6/30/2012 5:51PM

    Wow!!! That sounds intense! Enjoy and have fun!!! =)

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KISAKATT 6/30/2012 4:26PM

    I'm super excited for this!! I hope I don't slow the group down though... did you make signs for the summits?

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