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Surviving My First 14er: A Mental Struggle

Surviving My First 14er: A Mental Struggle

One of the main reasons I wanted to move to Colorado was for the peak bagging. I enjoy your average half-day hike, sure, but what I really love to do is work my ass off all morning to reach a summit with a breathtaking view. I’ve toyed with the idea of becoming an ADK 46er, […]

Peak Bagging Colorado: Climbing 75,000 Feet in 1 Year

Peak Bagging Colorado: Climbing 75,000 Feet in 1 Year

I’ve wanted to move out west for quite some time now. I wanted to move here so I could play in the mountains as much as possible—hiking, camping, biking, trail running, climbing, splitboarding, and more; I want to experience it all. So now that I’m relatively settled in, it’s time to get to work on […]

Knowing When It’s Just Not Right

Knowing When It’s Just Not Right

Yesterday, I was supposed to go on a REI Colorado 14er Training Hike up Bear Peak outside of Boulder. A 9 mile RT with a summit at 8,461 feet. I was pumped. Beyond pumped. But something I ate the day before wasn’t and my body wasn’t the same. I was up nearly all night before my […]

Top 5 Hikes in New York – A Completely Arbitrary List

Top 5 Hikes in New York – A Completely Arbitrary List

I hiked 52 times last year and felt that I needed to impart a bit of wisdom from all that I learned. I mean, I must’ve learned a lot on all those hikes across much of New York. But wait, it’d be ridiculous to call me a hiking expert. Sometimes I forget my water. And I often […]