Uphill at Abasin and other Adventures

IMG_0039Winter is just getting started around here, with very little snowfall so far. The backcountry is thin but deep enough to make hiking challenging. Although I still can’t run since my hip injury, I’ve decided to finally start doing the right exercises to get my hip back in action. Since it is mostly just an impact thing, I am able to skin and we have been spending a couple of mornings a week skinning at Abasin.

The days are getting super short and I’m working 50+ hours per week, so getting out in the morning is the easiest way to get some serious cardio into my work week. Plus, Abasin is beautiful in the mornings.

 

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It’s been awhile since I have updated this blog, and after attempting to start a business and then realizing that I don’t have enough time or money to do it right, I quit the idea and worked on the local farm here in Summit County last summer. Although it lead to less hiking and adventuring, I did learn a lot about what it takes to farm in the high country and I did thoroughly enjoy the work and being outside in the sun.

I did go on a few adventures last summer though, I hiked Section 1 of the Colorado Trail with Amy which was awesome. Last fall, Amy and I also went to Zion National Park and hiked the Narrows from top to bottom, which was super enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who is interested.

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Observation Point, Zion National Park
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The Narrows, Zion National Park

Matt and I went backpacking on my birthday in August outside of Buena Vista to Kroenke Lake, Matt also ran his first 100 and I “ran” the last 8 miles of that with him. He did great and finished in 32 hours. I finally brought Matt to Acadia National Park in Maine and we hiked the beehive trail which was beautiful although it was a stifling hot day.

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Kroenke Lake
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Great Salt Lake
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Matt Finishing his 100! I’m so glad I got to cross the finish line with him 🙂

We also went on the 2nd annual hut trip in April again and got some fresh pow turns with an amazing group of friends. Oh and we got engaged in Telluride last winter! Okay so I guess I have been on some fun adventures recently.

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I guess I’m just here to say that I’m back and get ready for some more adventure writing!