I was in Colorado to get married and stuff, and while I was there I decided I would try to climb a few mountains.  I didn't succeed, but all were fun.  My first attempt was Argentine Peak, elevation 13,738ft.  Some stats and the trip report link are below.
Estimated One Way Distance:  3 miles
Estimated Elevation Gain:  1700ft
Beginning Elevation:  11,100ft
Estimated End Elevation:  12,300ft

Trip Report Link:  http://14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=15376


Feb. 7th, 2014 12:07 am
One of my colleagues decided he wanted to put together an intramural indoor soccer team this semester.  I was very excited and jumped on board right away.  We just had our first game, which we lost, and man am I out of shape.  Now, I expected to lose.  They are a fraternity team, so they probably practice fairly regularly, know each other fairly well, and have a tradition of indoor soccer.  We are a few graduate students (not even enough of us to make substitutions) who mostly just met each other for the first time 10 minutes before the game started.  What I didn't expect was how bad I am at soccer now, and how out of shape I really am.  This is very disappointing to me for two reasons.

1)  I like soccer.  Soccer is important to me and I really want it to continue to be a part of my life.  To be clear I was never very good at it.  I was better than most of my friends who didn't play it, but anyone else who had any real experience was better than me.  But I was never this bad.  I don't mind being bad, but being this bad means that soccer has really left my life in a way that I never intended and never wanted.  I need to take more time out of my life for soccer than I have been.  I'm afraid that I'll always find excuses not to, but I need to.

2)  I am out of shape.  I never really valued being in shape for its own sake.  I'm pretty healthy and that is what matters.  But I've been thinking recently that since I am going to spend so much time in Colorado this summer that I need to do some mountain climbing.  Well, if the summer comes around and I'm still in this kind of shape, I can kiss any summits goodbye.  I am too out of shape to do any mountain climbing, and that disturbs me.  Mountain climbing is also an activity that is important to me, and I really only get a small window of opportunity to do it every year.  If I'm not ready, and dedicated enough to be ready, than I will have essentially decided that it isn't important enough to me to do.  And it is, so I need to step it up.

That's about it.  I had a blast playing soccer, but doing so made me realize a few things that I don't really like knowing.
So far so good, I've been posting fairly regularly and I'm pretty proud of myself lol! To keep it up, I'm posting links to some reports I've typed up about some of the mountain climbing I have done. This does not represent all of the mountain climbing I've done, but does represent all of the reports I have written up. Enjoy!

Mt. Flora
Elevation: 13,146ft (4007m)
Elevation Gain: 2,550ft (777m)
Round Trip Distance: 7.2 mi (11.6km)

Cupid Peak and Grizzly Peak
Elevation: 13,117ft (3998m) and 13,427ft (4093m)
Elevation Gain: 2,950ft (899m)
Round Trip Distance: 5.5mi (8.9km)

Grays Peak and Torreys Peak
Elevation: 14,270ft (4349m) and 14,267ft (4349m) <-less than 1m elevation difference
Elevation Gain: 3,600ft (1097m)
Round Trip Distance: 8.3mi (13.4km)

James Peak
Elevation: 13,294ft (4052m)
Elevation Gain: 3,250ft (991m)
Round Trip Distance: 8mi (12.9m)

Mt. Sniktau
Elevation: 13,234ft (4034m)
Elevation Gain: 1,244ft (379m)
Round Trip Distance: 3.4mi (5.4km)

Pettingell Peak
Elevation: 13,553ft (4131m)
Did not make the summit, so I don't know the other stats of the climb.

Square Top Mountain A
Elevation: 13,794ft (4204m)
Elevation Gain: 2,400ft (732m)
Round Trip Distance: 6.5mi (10.5km)



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