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That was a particularly beautiful morning in the mountains! I can smell the fresh air just by looking at this photo!
I was first introduced to the outdoors as a child. Our family vacations were driving up the Wasatch Front Canyons here in Salt Lake City, Utah a few times every summer. We couldn’t afford to go on long vacations but I am thankful for these moments. They sparked my interest in the outdoors, particularly peak bagging. In 2014, I really began hiking and was quickly drawn to the mountains again. In 2015, I climbed or “bagged” more peaks that year than any other year and even though I’ve slowed down, and traded those peak bagging trips to travel to farther away places, ultimately I come back to this: “I’m a peak bagger at heart”
This year I have some big mountain plans, beginning with Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s Highpoint. Other big mountain goals include: Mount Shasta and Whitney in California, Mount Adams and Elinor in Washington, South Sister in Oregon, Thompson Peak, Mount Borah in Idaho, Capitol Peak and Mount Elbert in Colorado, Mount Siyeh in Montana, and Kings Peak in Utah (repeat). Also some others may include: Mount Temple in Banff, and something in Hawaii as well as Norway or Switzerland.
What are your mountain goals this year? Let me know below!
Photo taken on May 13th, 2018 by @kikassadventures at Big Cottonwood Canyon