July 2019 Review

As I look back on the month of July, I’m pretty happy with what I was able to accomplish. I got out and hiked on eleven different occasions throughout the course of the month. Here’s a quick look at what I was up to:

  • July 1st: Mount Sniktau (13er)- 3.5 Miles
  • July 2nd: Centennial Cone Park- 12.5 Miles
  • July 4th: Pikes Peak (14er)- 14 Miles
  • July 8th: Deer Creek Canyon Park- 2.65 Miles
  • July 9th: Vasquez Peak (12er)- 12.4 Miles
  • July 14th: Loveland Pass Lake- 1 Mile
  • July 16th: Mount Evans Wilderness- 14.85 Miles
  • July 22nd: Bear Peak- 5.7 Miles
  • July 23rd: Mount Parnassus (13er) and Woods Mountain (12er)- 7.9 Miles
  • July 29th: Lily Mountain- 3.8 Miles
  • July 30th: Herman Lake- 6.8 Miles
  • Total Miles Hiked in July 2019: 85.1 Miles
  • Total Miles Hiked in 2019 so far: 309.54 Miles

Overall, I hiked to the summit of one 14er, two 13ers and two 12ers. In addition to that, I hiked to the summit of some smaller peaks on those mornings that I got off work and still had some energy. I originally planned on writing a post about Bear Peak near Boulder but scrapped that due to the fact that it was so foggy that entire morning.

For my hike on July 16th, I ended up getting most of the way to Abyss Lake before I somehow took a wrong turn. But I ended up finding an excellent spot to meditate! That in itself made it all worth it.

Aside from that, I figured I would share some more photos that I took throughout the month:

Above treeline while hiking to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Taken during a hike to Vasquez Peak.
Loveland Pass Lake.
Mount Evans Wilderness meditation spot.
Fern Canyon on the way up to Bear Peak.
The view atop Watrous Gulch.

I’m both glad and thankful that I was able to get out and explore throughout July 2019. Not only did I see a lot of cool places, I also feel like I experienced some self growth as well.

Author: David Higham

Spending time in nature calms my soul.

3 thoughts on “July 2019 Review”

  1. Wow, you did amazing this summer. I definitely didn’t do as much hiking as I wanted and I just realized I didn’t even hike a 14er. Hopefully I have some time before the snow falls.

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