One year ago, I created a goal to climb 75,000 feet in Colorado. All 75,000 feet had to be human-powered and had to be finished within one year. Unfortunately, life got in the way (what a shocker) and I was unable to finish it this year.
Super bummed. However, I’m sticking to my goal and finishing the remaining 20,413 feet. 🙂
Setting this goal and all my other outdoor goals really motivate me to get outside and explore more. I’ve been able to explore so many trails this year and am stoked to keep this going.
So, what does this (updated) goal entail?
- Well, all remaining 20,413 feet of elevation gain has to be human-powered. So hiking, backpacking, trail running, rock climbing, and lots of mountain biking will be my go-to this summer.
- I need to finish this goal
by June 30, 2015. Period.
Here’s how the first 55,000 feet went down. And here’s how I’m going to hit what’s left of my goal.
|Trail||Elevation Gain in Feet||Total Elevation Gain to Date|
|What I Accomplished in One Year||54,587||54,587|
|SoBo Mountain Biking Loop||923||55,510|
|Sourdough to Brainard Lake Hike||800||56,310|
|SoBo Mountain Biking Loop||700||57,010|
|McCullough Gulch Hike||820||58,874|
|Aspen Alley Biking||804||59,678|
|SoBo Mountain Biking Loop||623||60,301|
|Biking in Breck||890||62,203|
|Boreas Pass to Aspen Alley||864||63,681|
|Hot Laps at Marshall Mesa||341||64,022|
|Betasso Take 2||1,078||65,100|
|Kenosha Pass to Lost Creek Wilderness||2,216||67,316|
|Bar M Trails in Moab with OWA||457||68,938|
|Dead Horse in Moab with OWA||361||69,299|
|Hiking, Snowboarding, and Self-Arrest Practice at St. Mary's Glacier||900||70,199|
|Cows in South Boulder||622||70,821|
|Cows in South Boulder||1,478||72,299|
|Quick Post-Work Sprint||342||72,641|
|Eat Fewer Bugs Next Time||170||72,811|
|Blair Witch from Tiger Road Campsite||1,430||74,241|
|A Slow, Bare Aspen Alley||912||75,153|
Time to lace up and hit the trails. Meet me outside?