The purpose of this page is to show the progress of current projects underway. There's never enough time to write up all the trip reports that I would like to, so I am trying to prioritize my efforts. I've created 'stub' pages for each of the web projects or trip reports that I would like to complete sometime in the near future. By clicking on the 'stub' page, you can see the work that has already been done.
What is my strategy for completing these projects? Will I ever get them all done? Basically, I just plan to work on these projects as a labor of love and as time permits. I do not think that I'll ever finish EVERYTHING, as I can very easily think of other interesting projects and trips to write up. However, I do hope to accomplish most of the items mentioned on this page. This page represents my goals for this site for the next several years. My priorities are basically organized from the top down (short term items, major 14'er trip reports and race reports, other trip reports, and finally, my long term projects).
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30% completed Finish the Site Map that collects all the major content of this site (including videos) in one easy-to-view index.
1% completed In the second half of December 2005, I took one of my dream trips: a two week tour of Peru and Bolivia! As time permits, I will be sharing some of my experiences and pictures.
20% completed On August 20, 2006, I ran my 4th Pikes Peak Marathon. Race report is under construction.
2% completed On August 5-6, 2006, Phil Klotzbach and I climbed two 14,000-foot peaks: Mount Lindsey and Culebra Peak. Trip reports are under construction.
40% completed On July 23, 2006, I ran Longs Peak. My goal was to break 4 hours for the round-trip. A short trip report (no pictures) is under construction.
20% completed On July 9, 2006, I did a training run (2.5 laps!) on Mount Bierstadt with my friends Eric and Reynann. This was Reynann's first 14'er, so I'll show some of the pictures that he took while Eric and I were running. You can also find out what it was like to run more than 4 hours in the rain above 11,500 feet ! Trip report is under construction.
0% completed Write-up a trip report for the Dec 2004 Bear Peak Hike
79% completed On July 21, 2003, my mom and I hiked halfway down the Grand Canyon. Trip report in progress (still have to stitch the panaromics).
Tri Reports from 2006
50% completed I spent 3 days in February at the Storm Peak Lab (top of Steamboat ski area) as part of a class field trip. I have posted a video of an extreme high speed descent, as well as some 2D and 3D visualizations of the ski area. I hope to post some pictures soon. Click here to access my report of the weekend.
Trip Reports from 2005
4% completed On August 21, 2005 I ran the 2005 Pikes Peak Marathon. I consider this to be my best race yet. Click here for my detailed race report.
1% completed On August 7, 2005, I climbed Mount Antero with Eric and Todd. A trip report is under construction.
1% completed On July 24, 2005, I climbed Snowmass Mountain with Eric, Todd, and Dan. A trip report is under construction.
4% completed On July 2-4, 2005, I climbed Mount Eolus, Windom Peak, and Sunlight Peak during a three day backpacking trip with Eric, Phil, Jotham, and Todd. The scenery was fantastic. A trip report is under construction.
25% completed On June 12, 2005, I ran the Horsetooth Mountain Trail Race! Click here to see my race report, photo galleries, and some video.
1% completed On May 29, 2005, Phil and I climbed Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia. A trip report is under construction.
1% completed On May 28, 2005, I climbed Mount Princeton with Phil. A trip report is under construction.
2% completed Some of my friends and I made our first ascent of Longs Peak in technical snow conditions on April 27, 2005. The trip report is under construction.
Trip Reports from 2004
4% completed On September 6, 2004 I climbed Mount Bross with Todd, Alison, and Igor in near winter conditions. Trip report under construction.
1% completed On August 29, 2004, I climbed my Mount Huron, my 32nd 14'er. Eric, Todd, Wendy, and Igor were also on the hike. Trip report in progress.
3% completed On August 22, 2004, I ran my second Pikes Peak Marathon! I'll be writing a detailed race report about this experience.
1% completed I hiked/ran Mount Yale with Eric Sigler on July 25, 2004. Trip report in progress.
15% completed I ran the Barr Mountain Trail Race for the first time on July 18, 2004. Race report in progress.
17% completed Eric, Todd, and I did a training run up Mount Lincoln on July 11, 2004. Trip report in progress.
1% completed Eric, Sara, Phil, and I went on a spectacular backpacking trip to the San Juans. We climbed Wilson Peak and Mount Wilson on July 3-4, 2004. Eric and Phil made a harrowing and daring afternoon ascent up El Diente. Trip report in progress.
1% completed Eric, Dan, and I did a training hike up the Trifecta (Missouri, Belford, and Oxford) on June 27, 2004. Trip report in progress.
75% completed I ran the Horsetooth Mountain Trail Race on June 13, 2004, finishing in a personal best 1:14:48. A detailed race report in progress.
2% completed Eric, Dan, Phil, and I did a training run/hike up Humboldt Peak on June 6, 2004. Trip report in progress.
1% completed Dan, Earl, Sara, Alison, Jason, and I did a hike up Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak on May 23, 2004. Trip report in progress.
25% completed I ran the Fort Collins Old Town Half Marathon (my first half marathon) on May 9, 2004. Race report in progress.
Trip Reports from 2003
Trip Reports from 2002
1% completed Eric, Todd, and I did a Fall ascent of Mount Sherman on September 8, 2002. Trip report in progress.
2001 Backpacking Trip of the West Coast Trail
Several backpacking and hiking trips in the Great Smoky Mountains of TN/NC
Write up my experiences in Chuuk as a student missionary teacher (1997-1998). I've started a project status page to chronicle this long term effort.
Post some pictures of my 1990 trip to Alaska
Post some pictures of my various trips to the Western U.S. and Canada
Post some pictures and travelogues of my tours of Europe and Russia
Start a new section of this web page dedicated to 'Real Mountains' to answer the question of "What is a REAL mountain?". I would post some pictures and comments about my favorite mountains around the world.
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