Dave Ryan

Dave Ryan

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Dave‘s Second Hike Up Pikes Peak Weekend!

Hello Internet User!

I was back in Colorado this weekend for my second training hike up Pikes Peak. It was beautiful and perfect weather! I struggled just a little with the altitude but I did fine! Let’s get to those pictures!

First, we had a big morning show happy hour at Maynard’s in Excelsior on Friday night. So many great people showed up! Fun meeting everyone who’ve listened either forever or are brand new!

This is the gear I brought up Pikes Peak. I’m a big believer in “It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.” BUT I do have to pare down some of this for the actual hike to the summit. Like besides a case of matches, maybe a lighter. And instead of a full first aid kit, maybe some bandaids in a Zip Loc.

I know it’s blurry but I meet people on the trail all the time. The most interesting this time was 69 year old Debbie who has hiked up The Incline (one of the toughest hikes in Colorado) and then down Barr Trail EVERY DAY FOR FOUR YEARS! AMAZING!

At my turnaround point, before I came down, I made hot tea with my camp stove. Yes, this is definitely something I can leave behind on my actual summit hike. But it was fun to do and was a great break!

Just one of many beautiful views I saw. This is looking out from the trail over the prairies and Colorado Springs.

And heck yes I got a Slurpee on the way home as a reward! The Coke flavor is my favorite but it was broken so I went with Wild Cherry and it was delicious!

That’s it! I think I’ll be ready at the end of July to go for the summit!

I hope you had a great weekend! See you on the radio!

Thanks for looking at my pictures!


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