Monday, September 28, 2015

Colorado's Tough Mudder 2015

"This year's Arctic Enema obstacle has changed," announced Sean Corvelle during his Tough Mudder pre-race motivational speech.  "It's more arctic," he stated with teeth flashing from his big smile. "And it's more enema," he added while all us racers nervously laughed along with him.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Massive Mania

Mount Massive is properly named, he's a bruiser. Boasting a long ridge line with five summits over 14,000 feet, he is Colorado's second highest peak with a high point of 14,429 feet above sea level. Four additional high points transforms this huge chunk of real estate into a monster and touching all nine in a day is labelled "Massive Mania."

Sounded like a fun challenge.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Poised & Ready

"Stop, police!"

He spun in the dark shadows behind the grocery store and feverishly ran from the voice. Tripping over a curb, he regained his balance as he hit the wooden fence. Splinters stabbed into his hand as he scrambled over the top and dropped hard on the other side.  Involuntarily, his legs sprinted as his brain, panic stricken from the officer's sudden appearance, wondered what he had done.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Old Goats

Summiting Colorado's tallest mountains is a curious thing.  The state boasts over 50 mountains exceeding 14,000 feet (the number varies due to different opinions of what qualifies as a 14er) and I'm always amazed how many people are out steadily putting one foot in front of the other, in thin air, to reach the pinnacle to only turn around and head downhill to return to the trail head.