Posted on October 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm.
The Crestones! A highlight of my Highest Hundred trip – the mountains of this group are awesomely steep, the rock is solid, the scrambling: divine. This is truly a Fastpack from Hell-
Seven Centennials summited:
Posted on October 12, 2017 at 1:20 am.
Six Centennials summited:
Little Bear Peak
To make the
Tour of the Highest Hundred work, my general strategy was to keep the number of separate trailheads I needed to visit by bike as low as possible, while designing my route on foot to tag as many mountains in an area as possible. Transitioning to/from bike-mode/hike-mode and superfluous riding are big time sucks.
One of the largest puzzles is the Sierra Blancas. Even enthusiastic peak baggers will separate this group of mountains into >= two trips:
Approaching from the
east for Mt. Lindsey and “Huerfano Peak” via the Huerfano/Lily Lake Trailhead Approaching from the
west to access Ellingwood Point, Little Bear, and Blanca via Lake Como Road And well, also approaching from the
west for California Peak (if the Centennials are part of your goal), which is accessed from an altogether trail head: Zapata Falls.
Three different trips to three different trailheads is a lot of bike riding for six mountains that sit close together. Visiting the eastern trailhead, then the western ones means either crossing a northern mountain pass (Mosca Pass), or going around the entire southern end of the Sierra Blancas (La Veta Pass) – I was willing and needed to do one, but not both.
Posted on October 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm.
Miracles of Miracles,
I managed to complete my Big Project for the year:
The Tour of the Highest Hundred! There’s many projects that I’ll be branching off from this summer’s trip, but below are some articles/interviews covering the Tour – I’ll update if/when others are published: Climbing Magazine
This Guy Just Rode and Climbed Colorado’s 100 Highest Peaks, Self Supported and Non-Stop REI Co-op Journal
Justin Simoni Summits Colorado’s Highest Hundred Peaks. Continue Reading...
Posted on August 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Centennials Summited (11):
Mount of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross Ridge
By foot: 76.9 miles, 31,821′ elevation gained
By bike: 200.1 miles, 15,165′ elevation gained
14ers, bikepacking, Capitol Peak, Casco Peak, centennials, fastpacking, fkt, French Mountain, Hagerman Peak, Holy Cross Ridge, Lackawanna Peak, Mount of the Holy Cross, Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, Mt. Oklahoma, selfpowered, Snowmass Peak
Posted on August 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, Cronin Peak, Dyer Mountain, fastpacking, fkt, Horseshoe Mountain, Ice Mountain, La Plata Peak, Missouri Mountain, Mt. Antero, Mt. Belford, Mt. Columbia, Mt. Harvard, Mt. Hope, Mt. Huron, Mt. Oxford, Mt. Princeton, Mt. Shavano, Mt. Sherman, Mt. Yale, North Apostle, selfpowered, Tabeguache Peak
Posted on August 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Centennials Summited (6):
By foot: 41.1 miles, 17,815′ elevation gain
By bike: 249.1 miles, 27,561′ elevation gain
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, Dallas Peak, fastpacking, fkt, Mt. Ouray, Mt. Sneffels, selfpowered, Teakettle Peak, Uncompahgre Peak, Wetterhorn Peak
Posted on August 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Centennials Summited (13):
On foot: 98.1 miles, 42,073′ elevation gain
On bike: 42.7 miles, 5,342′ elevation gain
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, El Diente, Eolus Peak, fastpacking, fkt, Gladstone Peak, Jagged Mountain, Jupiter Mountain, Mt. Wilson, North Eolus, Pigeon Peak, selfpowered, Sunlight Peak, Turret Peak, Vestal Peak, Wilson Peak, Windom Peak
Posted on August 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Centennials Summited (8):
By foot: 63.2 miles, 21,631′ elevation gained
By bike: 72.2 miles, 7,636′ elevation gain
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, fastpacking, fkt, Half Peak, Handies Peak, Jones Peak, Redcloud Peak, selfpowered, Sunshine Peak, UN 13811, UN 13832, Vermilion Peak
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Centennials Summited (11):
Kit Carson Peak
San Luis Peak
Rio Grande Pyramid
By foot: 85.4 miles, 29,916′ elevation gained
By bike: 276.3 miles, 12,298′ elevation gained
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, Challenger Peak, Columbia Point, Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, fastpacking, fkt, Humboldt Peak, Kit Carson Peak, Mt. Adams, Phoenix Peak, Rio Grande Pyramid, San Luis Peak, selfpowered, Stewart Peak
Posted on July 18, 2017 at 12:00 am.
Centennials Summited (9):
By foot: 62.4 miles, 23,625′ elevation gained
By bike: 362 miles, 21,242′ elevation gained
bikepacking, Blanca Peak, California Peak, Culebra Peak, Ellingwood Point, fastpacking, fkt, front range, Huefrano Peak, Little Bear, Mt. Lindsey, pikes peak, Red Mountain, Sangre de Cristos, selfpowered