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.
Starting July 1st, 2014, I am setting out to climb 75,000 feet in Colorado in 1 year. My favorite adventures are those that bring you to a summit with a rewarding and expansive view of the backcountry, so I couldn’t think of any better goal for myself. I’m hoping that this goal will get me out and exploring the Colorado Rocky Mountains and foothills as much as possible.
So, what does this goal entail?
- Well, all 75,000 feet of elevation gain has to be human-powered. So hiking, backpacking, trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, and maybe even some splitboarding will be my go-to this year.
- I don’t actually need to be bagging a peak, but I do need to physically climb (not by car or lift) all 75,000 feet of elevation gain.
- I need to finish this goal by June 30, 2015.
After each adventure, I’ll come back to this post to update the list with my progress and link the bulleted items to my recounts and photographs of what went down. I’m crazy excited to start on my new outdoor goal and I hope that I’ll meet lots of new friends willing to climb 75,000 feet with me.
On My Way To Bagging 75,000 Feet
Do you know Colorado well? If so, I need your help!
Which peaks should I bag? Which trails should I hit? Want to come with me!? Great! Shout it out in the comments below or find me on Twitter – @LaurieTewksbury!