So much for not going after Pikes Peak summit for 7 weeks, until the end of April...but I just couldn't pass on opportunity and at least try. Larry had planned a road trip to Lubbock to visit his son in college for the weekend, the weather stayed nice, and I signed up for a 50k for one of the later April weekends when my original ascend was scheduled. Besides, I was due for an adventure. Plus, I had some seriously bad shit happening this week in my personal life, I needed some serious mind-taking physical punishment. So, there, all my logical explanations lined up for it.
I checked on Alex Nichols , the man who gave me this stupid idea for Pikes Peak monthly climbs, if he had done his March trot up. Indeed, he had, just past Sunday, according to his Strava, and his description and photos freaked me a bit. There was no trenched trail above Bottomless Pit, mile 7 on Barr trail. Looked like nobody trudged up between my ascend and his. The snow just gotten deeper, with all our dumps in the weeks between. Not encouraging information. The whole week prior Friday attempt I was anxious like never before Pikes Peak.
|Photo by Alex Nichols|
|Full moon over Tava|
|This is MY city!|
Life is moving ahead, people! I chanced it due to their statement online, and it worked. Somebody has some sense to leave it up to an individual. Well, technically speaking, my gym had that "sense" from the very beginning, since they opened back up last June.