Friday, June 13, 2008

My Wish List

Making a list. Checking it twice. It doesn't really matter if I am naughty or nice (I am an adult now...sometimes...I'll do what I want). I ah wann ah leave ah town. [Please sing in tune of favorite Christmas song.]

It's getting hot out and my natural inclination is to bolt town faster than you can say bloody hell. So I made a list of things I want to do in the next couple of months (there are tons you see, but you must prioritize). I realize that I could totally quit my job and just spend two months doing all these fun things and my list would probably still be bigger than it is now...but alas, I need to pay bills and I haven't won the lottery yet and I already screwed up and didn't marry someone who is independently wealthy but probably an ass who inherited tons of money. So in the meantime I am going to just keep these items in mind. I think that 1,2,3,4,10 are highest priority. Let me know if you want to join me for any.

  1. Hike the Four Peaks Motherload (12 miles of class 5 scrambling to cover the entire four peak ridgeline)
  2. Hike/swim the West Fork Oak Creek Trail (14 miles of river/trail)
  3. Hike Humphries Peak (10 miles with 3,843 ft climb)
  4. Ride from Flagstaff to Sedona (25 miles downhill -weeeeeh)
  5. Climb Mt Whitney
  6. Ride from Flagstaff to the GC (60 miles)
  7. Visit Moab/Bryce/Zion/etc
  8. Death Valley
  9. Rim2Rim Hike
  10. Downhill Sunrise Ski Resort in White Mts.
Tomorrow we are going to check out Christopher Creek for more water canyon adventures. No, I don't get tired of exploring canyons, do you get tired of chocolate? I didn't think so. It is training.


Karen Travels said...

ooooh, I did number 7 a few years ago and it totally rocked. We flew into Vegas and went to all 5 Utah National Parks. I want to go back!!


Anonymous said...

there's not much epic riding in that list!! We expect more crazy lay-it-down-and-cry riding;)

la chaser said...

I have the ability to "lay-it-down" while riding to the grocery, so never fear, biking stories will continue. #7 could be some epic-ness if I make it there and back in one piece. And I just heard they are running the ski lifts for #10 this summer so to accomplish that will require pushing our bikes to the top of a mountain...hmmm we'll see.

Susana said...

Definitely think #7 should be bumped up the list. It was definitely a highlight on my infamous 1996 cross-country road trip (in Kay's Neon, of course). I think I still have the bumper sticker, DON'T BUST THE CRUST!