2019 Project Dreamin’

Winter is a time where I regroup, starting training in earnest, and sketch out goals I want to do for the summer (’cause I don’t ski). Below is my list of things I’d like to take on:

Currently Ongoing

Self-Powered Longs Peak Project  (SPLPP!)

Summit Longs Peak once a month by a different route on each of those months –  for a full year!

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Tour of the Highest Hundred Notes

I’m currently writing some notes about my 2017 Tour of the Highest Hundred, where I bikepacked to the trailheads of all 105 Colorado Centennials, and then summited them by foot. This is a work in progress and the notes are currently spread in the post archives of this site:

Tour of the Highest Hundred Notes:

GPX Files/Caltopo Map

Found here.

Talk @ Bent Gate, March 2018

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Future Projects: Tenmile/Mosquito Range Traverse + Sangre de Cristo Range Traverse

Sometimes it’s seems that it’s hard to follow up something like the Tour of the Highest Hundred with the next project. It took years to get myself physically and mentally ready to take something like that on – save nothing for the financial burden of taking so much time off work and the burden of that food bill!

Still, in the heartbeat, I’d do it all again. But the world is a big place, and there’s so many fun and challenging things to do – even so close to where I live. I don’t necessarily like to repeat myself, but I do like to progress in what it is I do, and in doing so: explore different facets of the talents I’ve taken a life to develop.

Anyways, the future! What’s on my mind to do this summer (or next)? Here’s two projects I’d like to try (more coming, later…)

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Tour of the Highest Hundred Week #7 Notes

Centennials Summited (11):

  • Mount of the Holy Cross
  • Holy Cross Ridge
  • Mt. Oklahoma
  • Mt. Massive
  • Mt. Elbert
  • French Mountain
  • Casco Peak
  • Lackawanna Peak
  • Capitol Peak
  • Snowmass Peak
  • Hagerman Peak

Total Mileage:

  • By foot: 76.9 miles, 31,821′ elevation gained
  • By bike: 200.1 miles, 15,165′ elevation gained

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Tour of the Highest Hundred Week #5 Notes

Centennials Summited (6):

  • Dallas Peak
  • Teakettle Peak
  • Mt. Sneffels
  • Wetterhorn Peak
  • Uncompahgre Peak
  • Mt. Ouray

Total Mileage:

  • By foot: 41.1 miles, 17,815′ elevation gain
  • By bike: 249.1 miles, 27,561′ elevation gain

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Tour of the Highest Hundred Week #4 Notes

Centennials Summited (13):

  • Pigeon Peak
  • Turret Peak
  • Jupiter Mountain
  • Windom Peak
  • Sunlight Peak
  • North Eolus
  • Eolus Peak
  • Jagged Mountain
  • Vestal Peak
  • Wilson Peak
  • Gladstone Peak
  • Mt. Wilson
  • El Diente

Total Mileage:

  • On foot: 98.1 miles, 42,073′ elevation gain
  • On bike: 42.7 miles, 5,342′ elevation gain

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Tour of the Highest Hundred Week #3 Notes

Centennials Summited (8):

  • Jones Peak
  • Half Peak
  • Handies Peak
  • Redcloud Peak
  • Sunshine Peak
  • UN 13832
  • UN 13811
  • Vermilion Peak

Total Mileage:

  • By foot: 63.2 miles, 21,631′ elevation gained
  • By bike: 72.2 miles, 7,636′ elevation gain

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