I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC). When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak to join other hikers and fellow Craig Hospital team members in celebration of brain injury awareness
Thank you so much for your support!
In our effort to prepare for the Pikes Peak climb we’ve have been doing numerous activities to condition as well as a weekly hike with full packs. Here is our 2014 summer trip report in our quest to conquer Pikes Peak as follows:
- June 27th – Spruce Creek Trail/Breckenridge 1.5 miles
- June 28th – Spruce Creek Trail/Breckenridge 4.0 miles
- July 4th – Roxborough State Park/South Rim Trail 3.0 miles
- July 12th – Roxborough State Park/South Rim Trail/Reverse 3.0
- July 19th – Roxborough State Park/Carpenters Peak 6.4 miles-7,160 ft.
- July 26th – Breckenridge/Lower Mohawk Lake 6.2 miles- 11,200 ft.
- Aug. 2nd – Mt. Bierstadt –4 miles – 11,600 ft.
- Aug 8th – Roxborough State Park/Carpenters Peak + 1 mi of Waterton Trail -7.4 miles – 7,160 ft.
- August 16th, 2014 – Waterton Canyon Trail to Roxborough State Park Trailhead- 13 miles
- Aug 23rd -Goldengate Canyon State Park- Burro Trail>Windy Peak- 6.7 miles-9,300 ft.
- September 1st, 2014- Mt. Bierstadt- Made it to 13,000 ft. Brutal gust of winds and frigid windchill w/ ice blanketing the mtn on the way to the summit resulting in dangerous conditions.-5 miles.