2006, a PB yearFebruary 8 2011 at 4:44 PM
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|Rick B (Login Rickeast208)|
A few years ago an outdoor acquaintance asked me, "So, what projects are you up to?"
I answered, "Oh, I want to see how many peaks I can climb before I die."
He gave me a funny look. I returned his funny look, and we went our separate ways.
A subset of this peak bagging mania has been to see how many different summits I could reach in a calendar year.
After flirting with 100 peaks on a few occasions, I finally broke the century barrier with 109 new ones in 2004. The stars aligned in 2006 with a personal best 117. Perhaps a motivator here was an attempt to flip the bird at turning age 60.
For those of you who enjoy lists, here's the trail of my life in 2006. The 117 peaks are listed in chronological order. If outside Idaho, the state is noted. The several re-ascents of peaks previously climbed are not listed.
The purpose in showing this personal information is twofold. First, who knows? Maybe this will motivate someone to explore new heights (mutual altruism). Second, to challenge the summit register thief to work his dumb butt off (more bird flipping).
February 7-Garden Ck Point 8700
March 17- Salt Pass Pk 8120WY
April 11- Key Area 7100, 20-Bradbury 8250, Little Bradshaw 7891, 21-Bradshaw 8208, 25-Clyde 8562, 27- Cedarville 9195.
May 1- Deer Pass 8817, Hook 9040, 4-Van Dorn 9811, 7- Ballys 7541, 10-Black Pyramid 10439, 16-Horse Basin 9018, Pinto 8680, 17-Spring Basin 8933, Pecks Head 8454, 19-Lehman 9578, 22- Deadhorse NW 7391, 24- Paragon 11781, 31- Mahogany Trident 11189
June 1- Oxytropis 9287, Mertensia 8604, 5-Paymaster 10292, 6-Allen 8580, 11-Burma 9863, Mine Canyon 9531, 12-Electra 10536, 15-Monument 10452UT, Candland 10367UT, 16-Seeley 10360UT, East 10743UT, East Mtn Bald 10728UT, Trail 10084UT, 17- Heliotrope 11130UT, High Top 10904UT, 18-Hilgard 11533UT, Geyser 10597UT, 19-Thousand Lake 11306UT, Hens Hole 10860UT, 20-Fish Lake Hightop 11633UT, 21-Bluebell Knoll 11328UT, 22-Ellen 11522UT, Ellen South 11419UT, 23-Circleville 11331UT, City Creek 11161UT, 42-Holly 11985UT,25-Andy Nelson 10027UT, Navajo Lake 9965UT, Gooseberry Pt 10350UT, Blowhard 10691UT, Brian Head 11307UT, 26-Navajo Pt 10575UT, Mine Camp 10222UT, White Pine 10215UT
July 3- Andromeda 11620, 10-Mitchell 6684NC, Craig 6647NC, Jefferson 4683NC, 11-Rogers 5729VA, Haw Orchard 5089VA, 12-Spruce Knob 4863WV, Backbone 3360MD, Davis 3213PA, 28-Forest Dell 9114WY
August 2- Rock Creek Knob 9584, 4- Mt Grand Valley 9327WY, Forks of Indian 9103WY, 9-Divide Knoll 9365WY, South Fork 9741WY, 13-Roaring Fork 10982WY, 18-Swiss Army 11909, 22-Commissary 10682WY, Tri Divide 10323WY, LaBarge 9925WY, 28-Cheese 10920WY, Coffin 11242WY, Big Piney 10827WY, 29-North Piney 10896WY
September 1-Recess 11580, 8-Crows Nest 9524, 11-Flat Top 12354CO, 12-Sopris 12953CO, 13- Independence Pass Pk 13500CO, Twining 13711CO, 14-Antero 14269CO, White 13667CO, 15-Ouray 13971CO, 16-Bennett 13203CO, Sheep 12492CO, 17-Alberta 11870CO, 18- Abajo 11360UT, Jackson Ridge 11164UT, Horsehead 11209UT, Twin 11012UT, 19-Mellenthin 12645UT, Haystack 11641UT, 20-Tomasaki 12239UT, 26- Hayseed 9678WY, 27-Argosy 10377
October 2-Calloway 5964NC, Attic Window 5949NC, 12-Round 8956, 15-Little Lost 10202, 18-Middle 8719, 23-Thimble 8621, 27-Swede 8569, Mandolin 9189
November 1-Skyline 10248, South Starhope 10493, 2-White 9623, 9-Inkom 7936, 15-Reserve 8304, 20-Franklin 9386, 26-Elk 8093
December 8-Goddard 8963, 18-Scarface 9085