Mount Massive, with a massive headache and the many phases of suffering 😂 ➡️📸 Of course it is always worth it for the beautiful sights and friend time! Couldn’t have done it today without my hiking partner @nwilli_17 😘 #first14eroftheseason#imdead#foodhelps
Stoked to have @jinghiskhan and Stefanie Teng visiting Colorado. We went up to Mt. Bierstadt for some hiking and their first 14er experience. Got to about 13,500' before heading back and nobody puked! I call that a win!
We celebrated with Colorado trail beers on the "Beer City" mountain!
There is something thrilling about the unknown. A feeling of gratification, comes with the willingness to be courageous. After spontaneously deciding to camp in the San Isabel National Forest, with Tyler & lauren, who I had never met before.. it turns out strangers aren’t always a bad thing! In less than 24 hours, we felt like we had known each other for years. Another 14er, in the bag, and a friendship connected with a love for adventure, which is exactly what we hoped to gain from this weekend. @rootless26 @lrausch94
🏔 I did something cool this morning 🏔
🙃 I’d like to report that I successfully climbed to the peak but I didn’t.
😳 I actually forgot my hiking jacket. Inside the jacket had my hat, my gloves, oh and my scarf. All pretty important essential gear when it’s 30 degree F at summit.
🚘 So, we drove to the top. America’s highest auto road. I got out and took pictures and tried to still enjoy the view. I couldn’t. I didn’t earn it.
😇 Luckily, I live a little over an hour away and can be back to earn that 10th 14er spot. I love living in Colorado for that reason. I’m only one hour away from places this beautiful. God is so real when you stay this high.
❤️ Be Grateful @miss_kristafit .
It had been far too long since either one of us climbed Longs Peak. Fortunately, conditions were amazing on the North Face and it was even shorts weather! Here’s Peter pushing the pace to pass another group who had way too much gear out for this route.
The difference between Thursday Shavano and Saturday Yale is indescribable.
Yale is a beautiful summit and just hard enough to keep things fun. I would repeat this one. 🙏🏼🙌🏼👌🏼
Now 14er season is alive and well. 😜😜
My 4th 14er! Colorado’s highest peaks. Gorgeous Memorial Day weekend hike. As I am thinking about our Veterans this weekend, I am amazed at the determination of some of the wounded warriors I follow that do this missing limbs. 🇺🇸 #14ers#colorado#cabinlife#mtshermansummit
A little beta on the Castle and Conundrum. Snow is definitely still there be sure to start very early. Wet avalanche danger is high I turned around at the headwall today because the snow was too soft for my liking. #14ers#elkrange#castlepeak
Here I am on Mount Whitney’s summit at 14,505 feet elevation. I might not of felt this way last night, right after the climb, but after reviewing these photos and getting some rest climbing Mount Whitney or another 14er is definitely something I’ll do again. Scaling a snow chute with over 1000 feet of vertical gain was the highlight. When you reach the summit there is a sense of relief and accomplishment. In this photo I’m looking back triumphantly at what we scaled but soon one gets the feeling of grief that the climb is not over and you have to go back down. In order to deal with the snowy conditions I had to make a few last minute purchases. I’m now the proud owner of a @petzl_official ice axe! #mountwhitney#mountwhitneytrail
Sunrise on the way up to climbing Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states standing at 14,505 feet. The climb via the Whitney Trail route is 22 miles round trip with and elevation gain of 6,100 feet. It is considered one of the ultimate day hikes. Usually by summer most of the snow is melted and it is a long, non-technical hike full of switchbacks. However, for us on May 25th much of the trail was hidden under snow and ice. This forced us to climb up steep snow chutes and trek along intermittently icy and slushy cliffs at 13-14k feet for the final push to the summit. The highlight for me was seeing an ultra marathon runner sprinting up with no poles, crampons or ice axes! #mountwhitney