By the time we hit 50, we’ve had our fair share of our own versions of insurmountable challenges.
Maybe we scale them with ease, maybe we find ourselves in such an overwhelming state of mind we don’t even know where to start. There’s been a few times in my life where my poor coping skills, lack of self-awareness, and my skewed perception of events made whatever was going on in my life into an even bigger mess.
I’m an easy woman to find. I leave messes wherever I go.
I’ve also created my own challenges. “ big, big, goals “ that I just drop when the going gets tougher than I expected.
In 2009, I hiked my first 14er – Mt. Elbert. A 14er is slang for a 14,000 foot mountain. Mt. Elbert is over 14,400 feet high and is the highest mountain in Colorado and the second highest in the lower 48. Elbert hold a classification of one – which means it’s an easy mountain. Very little scrambling, no technical climbing and a well defined trail.