Man what a year. 2013 Highlights in no particular order:
– Easily the greatest powder year of my life. Hitting multiple 12″+ storms gave me a record number of incredible runs this year. Also in the 16 days ridden I rode 9 or 10 different mountains with very few days that weren’t outstanding. A NYE 2012 storm kicked it off at Sunday River, an epic Nemo 18″ day highlighted it and a Colorado trip in March sealed off the season strongly. I also explored hiking my snowboard to local “backcountry” glades runs during some big local snows for a quick fix.
AT info and maps
Definitely an awesome resource for anyone interested in backpacking or just casually hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail. The Interactive Map is an awesome feature and you can filter the trail by Parking, Vistas (not the best pictures), and Shelters. If you click on the shelters you can even see a thumbnail and some basic info on them. Another great feature is the break down state by state on mileage, range of difficulty, and general advice on when optimal times to hike certain areas are. While backpacking the entire AT has always been a day dream of mine, looking at their Interactive Map really gives a sense of scale to this 2,179 mile, 14 state journey. If I survive section hiking the NH section this spring, maybe I’ll consider the rest…
Recently I discovered something called “The 4000 Footer Club” after perusing some hiking and backpacking websites. If you’re neither from New England nor an outdoor enthusiast, this is a group of people who have hiked all 48 New Hampshire peaks over 4000 feet above sea level.
Thankfully, this discovery has inspired me to get back outdoor after living the city/college life for the last decade. Thinking I needed some kind of physical goal since I can’t run road races for shit, I decided to take a run at my first 4k and I’m now determined to crush this list in 2011.
Among other things fun, this blog will hopefully encourage others to bag some peaks of their own as well as document progression and highlight some of the gorgeous vistas along the way. If you’ve experienced these peaks yourself, I would love to hear any comments, suggestions, and stories. See you on the trail!
Haven’t blogged in forever but my last blog BigSteez, did great and I got some 1st page Google search results due to some baller SEO work and some great content from myself and my boy TNell. Wanted to get another one rolling for awhile but took me until now to decide on a time-worthy concept.
This blog concept is showing/archiving fun trips with friends; getting old friends involved and engaging new friends met on the journey. The emphasis here will be on the outdoors, travelling, music and maybe some food. Ideally I would also like to organize trips, promote existing ones, getting people together for concerts, and share great locales, photography and links with total strangers scouring the interwebz.