Capitol Peak--September 21, 2015
The Colorado 14ers are finished! Matt Walsh agreed to go back to Capitol and climb with me for the final 14er. This was a tough climb with lots of exposure and serious climbing. A fitting way to end the list for me.
Mt. Wilson--September 6, 2015
I headed out to the Kilpacker trailhead to climb Mt. Wilson via the Southwest Slopes Route. Slept at the trailhead and ended up hiking most of the trail with another solo climber.
Pikes Peak Ascent--August 15, 2015
I ran/hiked my first Pikes Peak Ascent on the 15th. It was a challenge, but a well-organized race with a lot of great people. The volunteers were awesome! I highly recommend it. It is 13.32 miles and 7815 feet of vertical gain using the Barr Trail. Good times!
Mt. Elbert--July 18, 2015
I ran/power hiked up Mt. Elbert. Gained 4000 feet in two hours to the summit. Beautiful day and a great run back down as well. Total time door-to-door is 3 hours 30 minutes. I really benefitted from the long run training.
Sheep Mountain 50 Mile Endurance Run--July 11, 2015
My first 50 mile race went well. I did not run the time I was hoping, but hey, I finished!
Ohioans Visit to Colorado 2015
It rained a lot, but we visited Cave of the Winds, Casa Bonita and Evergreen between rain drops. We had a blast!
A weather tools site developed from my meteorology coursework
Matt Walsh produced this fine video of my final Colorado 14er.
View of Capitol Peak from the trail head on September 20, 2015.
My next 50 mile challenge is October 17, 2015!!
The race is hosted by an awesome organization--Human Potential Running Series.
Check out the podcast of my interview with Becoming Ultra creator, Scott Jones.