Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hike 18. RMNP, Not a bad place for my 100 Mile hike

Date: June 18th 2020
Hike Distance: 8.8 Miles
Location: Estes Park, Colorado. RMNP Loch Trail
Hike Start Time: 6:15AM
Condition: Cool, Sunny
Total Miles: 100.2 Miles!!!

I knew my 100 Miles total milestone was coming up.  I wasn't planning any certain hike, but I knew I'd want to do a couple cool ones in a row so whatever one it ended up being would be a good one.  We were able to secure a pass to Rocky Mountain National park when they opened it up.  I took the day off of work and invited the mother-in-law to join us.

Looking at the trails I knew I wanted to do something up Glacier Gorge.  I also knew that if I didn't want to use crowded shuttle buses and deal with people we needed to be there super early in the morning.  The park was only letting in half of the normal number of cars, but that still translate to a crowded trailhead and trail if you sleep in.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hike 17: The physical Price of Hubris, South Boulder Peak

Date: June 11th, 2020
Hike Distance: 8.8 Miles
Location: Boulder, Colorado. South Boulder Peak
Hike Start Time: 5:30AM
Condition: Warm, Sunny
Total Miles: 91.6 Miles

I've been feeling great. The distances of my hikes have been steadily increasing and I felt it was time to up the ante and give myself a challenge.  I've mentioned in a bunch of previous posts about how I've been eyeing up South Boulder and Bear peaks.  The last couple of outings have given me a direct look up shadow Canyon and it has been calling to me for a while.

I decided I would go on a Thursday morning and I told the employees at my shop that I would be in a little late.  I am going to try and go one day a week on a longer hike, and the summer actually works out well, because I never have to go and call on clients during this time.  So I told everyone I'd be in at Noon and got excited to hit the trail when It shouldn't be as busy