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Highpoint #44: Illinois

It’s been a hot minute since we checked off any state highpoints, mainly because the 7 left are pretty difficult to climb (Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon for Justin & Washington more »

Denali Days 1-2: The End

Well folks, you can stop worrying, because Justin is off the mountain. He is not hurt or ill. He just did not feel it at all this time and decided more »

Denali Climb Gear List & Day 1

Folks, the day is upon us. Justin and his 4 teammates have landed at Denali’s base camp at 7,200 feet (Denali’s summit is 20,310 feet). The team sorted all their more »

Denali Training

It’s hard to believe this, but Justin’s Denali Climb (Take 2) is less than 2 months away!! The team is arriving in Anchorage May 10, then hoping to fly onto more »

Highpoints #41, 42 and 43: Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota

This post is way overdue and out of chronological order, but I never blogged about the state high points we knocked off this summer! Besides my successful summit of Oregon’s Mt. more »

Exploring Oregon: Mt. Hood and Beyond

Be warned: long post! Justin has a nemesis of a mountain. Its name is Mt. Hood (11,249 feet) in Oregon. In late May 2014, he and his climbing partner Bobby more »

High Point #40: Wheeler Peak, New Mexico

We bagged our 40th state high point this past weekend: New Mexico’s Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet. We had planned to do this one last spring when we were living more »

High Point #39 For My 38th Birthday

I celebrated my 38th birthday this weekend. Typically I am not a “birthday” celebration kind of gal. To me, it’s just another day. But J and his sisters love celebrating more »

High Point #38: White Butte, North Dakota

We hit another high point, this one 10,000 feet lower than our last on King’s Peak: White Butte, North Dakota at 3,506 feet. North Dakota marks our 38th high point. more »

High Point #37: King’s Peak, Utah

J & I hit our 37th high point, King’s Peak in Utah, at 13,528 feet!! I’m ecstatic for 2 reasons. Number one, this is the highest I’ve been since my more »

Denali Top Ten List

Another guest post from Justin (edited by Patrice of course)! My previous mountaineering experiences helped me predict what to expect on Denali, but as with anything, you really don’t know more »

Justin’s Reflection on Denali

This is a guest post written by Justin (okay, it was edited by Patrice)! It’s been about two weeks since my 23-day adventure on North America’s highest peak concluded. I more »

Denali Update: Days 19-23 And The Almost Summit!

So here’s the scoop. Justin did not summit, choosing to turn around about 400 feet from the top. But that is okay by him and me (of course!). It’s really more »

Denali Update: Days 10-18

Justin and his RMI team have been facing some not-so-ideal weather up on Denali (65 MPH winds, -35 degree temps). So they are on day ELEVEN being stuck (but safe) more »

Denali Update: Days 3-9

I’m happy to report that Justin and his RMI team are plugging along up the mountain!! Weather has been really decent (in Denali terms) and they have made it up to more »

Denali Update: Days 1 and 2

After going through gear and National Park Service protocols, Justin, Bobby and his team flew from Talkeetna to Kahiltna Glacier with K2 Aviation on Thursday, May 12. It was a more »

Denali Gear List

Fellow gear junkies, get excited. This post is all about gear!!! But first, a few other details.  Justin and Bobby (Bolt) flew to Alaska today for the long-awaited attempt to more »

Training For Denali

Here’s a blast from the past from J’s first visit to Alaska in 2003.  Many people have asked how J’s training for Denali is going. And now that he is more »

2015 – It's So Last Year

After tucking 2015 into bed, J & I realized we’ve had quite a year. If you are a long-time reader, you know I love me some stats. I’m also quite more »

Denali Bid 2016

You might have heard the big news. President Obama changed the name of North America’s highest peak from “Mount McKinley” back to “Denali.” You also might have heard that Denali more »

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