Backpacking, Camping, Colorado, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

The Long Road to Longs Peak

August 29-31, 2022 I remember back in 2017 when I first started going up 14ers (slang for the 14,000+ foot peaks in Colorado and other US states) on foot, I remarked to my friend Lydia that I didn't think Longs Peak would ever be on the agenda because it was "hard and scary." Then the… Continue reading The Long Road to Longs Peak

Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Mount Sherman, Gemini Peak, & Mount Sheridan

What else was I suppose to do on a paid local holiday off of work? Climb mountains, naturally! Since I've spent 2022 getting into true hiking shape, I wanted to tick off some Colorado 14ers (mountains above 14,000 feet/4267 meters) this summer. Unfortunately most 14ers take quite the driving commitment for me from Cheyenne, and… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Mount Sherman, Gemini Peak, & Mount Sheridan

Activities, Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Quandary Peak

Nothing exemplifies Type 2 fun than a winter ascent of a 14,000 foot peak! It's been a few years since I've summited a Colorado 14er, and the pain of high altitude is easy to forget. With Eric in town and my friend Marie always down for crazy shenanigans, we plotted a February 13th ascent of… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Quandary Peak