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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by nmjameswilson » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:49 am

enoki wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Bccrhp, Tornadoman, and nmjameswilson thanks for the responses! Good to know that it sounds like a doable goal.

Will definitely look to add Redcloud/Sunshine & Handies. Will just depend on how much time I can get off for work. Also will be curious to see how the body holds up on bigger consecutive days of hiking. Felt like I was getting used to it towards the end of the summer, but at the start my runs would be affected by a bigger hike for days afterwards.
Talking about holding up I am 51 and did 20 14ers in 22 days this July in the San Juan and Sawatch mountains. With driving between peaks being so far apart (El Diente Southern most to Holy Cross northern most)
it really took a toll on my body. I found I would be tired at the start of hikes (easiest parts) but as the day progressed I got stronger. I just could not eat enough and it cost me muscle so I am looking to space the climbs more next year. If you only have a small window to climb I would do as many as your body tells you you can do. This year I plan on separate trips instead of one long one to help the body out.

Here is what I did and maybe that will help in your decision making. Some days will be rain outs or in my case people wanted to climb with me on a certain peak on a certain day so plans can/will change. Happy climbing!
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by dpage » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:45 am

Anything in this list

https://www.listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/C ... mber=dpage

Some Flatirons as I still haven't been up the Third.

Climbing the Grand with Dave and Scott?
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by WildWanderer » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:25 pm

2021 Hiking Related Goals:

Hike on 60 days this calendar year
Hike/walk/run/treadmill 2021 miles
Hike/walk/run/treadmill elevation gain of 1 million feet
Summit a combined total of 10 winter 13/14ers
Finish the Bicentennials
Summit 3 new state highpoints outside of Colorado
Summit 3 new El Paso County Highpoints
Hike another section of the Colorado Trail
Keep my average above 10+ miles and 4000’+ of elevation gain per hike
Take my turkey on a midnight hike through the neighborhood and to the park after it snows so the kids can wonder where the ‘velociraptor’ tracks came from in the morning.
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by ScottLovesRMNP » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm

Managed to get 86 new 13ers done this year, including 34 of the Top 200 highest. Hoping for similar tallies again next year in Colorado. Here are the peaks I most want to get done:

1) Mount Rainier (one of my last "tough" state high points -- I've done everything west of the Mississippi River except WA, WY, and AK)
2) Gannett Peak (one of my last "tough" state high points)
3) Mount Kilimanjaro and/or Pico de Orizaba (either one would be my highest summit ever, and a cool international box to check)
4) Sharkstooth (only yet-to-be-climbed Top 100 summit in RMNP)
5) Middle + South Teton (because I got turned around on this last time)
6) Pigeon, Turret, and Jupiter (3 of the 13 centennials I have left to get, sounds like a good backpacking trip)
7) Thunder Pyramid, Cathedral, and Hagerman w/ the Four Pass Loop (since I did nothing in the Elks this year)
8) Split Mountain + Williamson/Tyndall (because I'm working on the CA 14ers)
9) Mount St. Helens (which COVID ruined this year)
10) Tenmile Traverse (because I drive along that road from Frisco to Breckenridge a lot)
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by CaptCO » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:38 pm

Get Laid & hike a few more mountains
ScottLovesRMNP wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm
6) Pigeon, Turret, and Jupiter (3 of the 13 centennials I have left to get, sounds like a good backpacking trip)
Damn right it does
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by RobbS » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 am

Okay, looks like 2021 is really here! My somewhat meager but ambitious for me hiking and climbing goals for this new year go something like this:

1) Hook up with at least one new partner for hiking 13ers and 14ers.
2) 14ers: If I'm ever going to finish up this list then I need to think about getting after it a little bit. So, let's say eight new 14er summits for 2021: 4 Sangres, 2 San Juan, 1 Sawatch, 1 Front.
3) Finish up Mosquito range 13ers, so Clinton, Arkansas, Tweto, London, Sheridan and a few unranked summits.
4) Hike one or more Tenmile Range 13ers: Atlantic and Pacific!
5) Hike one or more Front Range 13ers: How about Silverheels, Guyot and Whale?
6) Hike one or more Sangre De Cristo 13ers: Hunts Peak and...............anything, Cottonwood Peak has been on my radar.
7) Hike more Sawatch 13ers: Ouray, Cronin, Casco and French, Champion and 13,736.
8) Go backpacking with my nephew. Willow Lake with Kit Carson and Challenger sounds good me (fits in with goal 2!).
9) Prove how nonprolific of a climbing career I've had by finally reaching a total of 100 individual CO summits (that's ranked, unranked, 14ers, 13ers, 12ers and............Midland Hill!!) :mrgreen:
10) Repeat #1

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to success with your 2021 goals.
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by Squirrellysquirrel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:09 am

WildWanderer wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:25 pm
2021 Hiking Related Goals:

Take my turkey on a midnight hike through the neighborhood and to the park after it snows so the kids can wonder where the ‘velociraptor’ tracks came from in the morning.
Lol! Yes! Kids’ perspectives need to be unended in unexpected with ways like velociraptor tracks! :lol:
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by Squirrellysquirrel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:10 am

Be kind.

100 days of hiking alpine (above 11.5k).

Improve core strength.

Improve diet.

Drink more water.

Be more like water (i.e., adaptable and flexible)
**Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t3EOfgfq4I

Knock out the 14er Crestones.

Revisit aerial silks and fun ways to stretch.

Create a sustainable, 4-season food model for LC’s community.
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by greenonion » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:52 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Get Laid & hike a few more mountains
ScottLovesRMNP wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm
6) Pigeon, Turret, and Jupiter (3 of the 13 centennials I have left to get, sounds like a good backpacking trip)
Damn right it does
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by CaptCO » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:37 pm

greenonion wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:52 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Get Laid & hike a few more mountains
ScottLovesRMNP wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm
6) Pigeon, Turret, and Jupiter (3 of the 13 centennials I have left to get, sounds like a good backpacking trip)
Damn right it does
Feel free NOT to update us on one of these.
Updating you every week would be too much to ask of me
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by DeTour » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:11 pm

The goals, and achievements, of many in this thread are spectacular enough to almost intimidate a one-trip-a-year Midwesterner like me into not posting my meager targets. Then I reminded myself, the name of the website is 14ers.com after all. So, with Old Flatlander pride: Blanca Group. Period.
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Re: 2021 Goals

Post by DArcyS » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:23 pm

supranihilest wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:31 pm
As for me...
[*]Finish Weminuche 13ers
[*]Finish the 13ers with required Class 4 and Class 5
I have something similar...

Since my early 30s, I've had the annual goal of 20 13ers, which would make climbing the 13ers a lifelong pursuit where I finish in my early 60s. But my selection of peaks has been guided by the goal of the "constructive completion of the 13ers," meaning that if I climb all of the 13ers on this list, then my finishing can be inferred. This constructive completion list consists of all of the class 3 or harder 13ers as ranked on LOJ (there are 84 of them) and all of the peaks on the Storm King Peak quad (and I suppose you can throw in the Columbine Pass for good measure). To me, this is the essence of climbing the 13ers -- climbing hard peaks and backpacks. Do the peaks on the constructive completion list, and the remaining 13ers are easy. But if one doesn't like hard peaks and backpacks, then one can climb over 450 13ers and never finish the list.

I've done all of the Storm King peaks, and I have three class 3 peaks left -- Peak L, Siberia, and West Needle. It would be nice to finish those off this year. But since I'm more concerned about my bike racing this summer, it's a low priority. Maybe I get to them in September, maybe not if there's another freakish early season snow.
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