Category Archives: Peakbagging

The Struggle is Real

“To the untrained eye ego-climbing and selfless climbing may appear identical. Both kinds of climbers place one foot in front of the other. Both breathe in and out at the same rate. Both stop when tired. Both go forward when … Continue reading

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2018 Firsts and Notables

NHL Playoff Game Chopsticks Questival Paid of NASA Finally hit my credit score goal Padre Failure Ski Resort Trip Hiked Across San Antonio West Coast Trail First Rifftracks event Royal George (its been decades) Set bike to work speed record, … Continue reading

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2018 Trip Checklist

West Coast Trail Padre Longs. Mt. Lady Washington, Storm Mt. Taylor Blanca and Ellingwood, Lindsey Challenger, Kit Carson, Humbolt Culebra Challenger, Kit Carson, Columbia Point, Obstruction, Humbolt Mosquito Gulch (Loveland, Buckskin, Tweto, Treasurevault, Mosquito, Kuss, London) Alphabetizer Loop Lost Creek … Continue reading

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2016 Trip/Hike plans

Castle and Conundrum, 13.5 M, 4600 gain, Difficult Class 2 Harvard and Columbia, 15.00 M, 6100 gain, Class 2 Blanca and Ellingwood, 18 M, 6800 gain, Class 3 Missouri Mountain 10.5 M, 4500 gain, Class 2 Huron Peak 6.5 M … Continue reading

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Blodgett Crash Site

Jade and I finally made it up to the Blodgett crash site a couple of weekends ago. I took a trip up there the day after Thanksgiving but it was snowing hard and the snowpack was quite deep, so I … Continue reading

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Last 14er of the season …

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End of season plans

The season is coming to an end, and I still have a handful of hikes I want to complete before the snow rolls in: Backpack to Como Lake, sleep, day-hike (ultralight) up to bag Blanca and Ellingwood, come back down … Continue reading

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Grays & Torreys combo lessons

1) Eat breakfast. We did not eat anything until about 2/3 up and that was the reason I had some difficulty early with some steep stuff. Once I had some sugar in me I felt much stronger. 2) Do not … Continue reading

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