Last year, we had planned for an "extended week of hard stuff" set of hikes hitting the high points in several nearby states. It didn't pan out, but we did do an ad-hoc set of hikes where we hit the high points of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado in 8 days.
I want to try doing this again, but hitting the high points of these states:
• Guadalupe Peak, Texas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_Peak) (8751 ft)
• Humphreys Peak, Arizona (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphreys_Peak) (12637 ft)
• Wheeler Peak, New Mexico (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_Peak_%28New_Mexico%29) (13161 ft)
• Mount Elbert, Colorado (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Elbert) (14440 ft)
• Black Mesa, Oklahoma (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mesa_%28Oklahoma%29) (5700 ft)
all within 9 days (or less). In Colorado, I'd like to do a mini 2-day backpacking trip so we can also summit Mount Massive, the second highest point in Colorado, which is immediately adjacent Mount Elbert.
I've yet to plan the route, and subsequently have not planned what time we are leaving. Unfortunately, early planning shows we may have to do Guadalupe Peak on the Friday before we leave instead as part of the 9 days.
The plan is stay at inexpensive hostels and camp along the way to save money on lodging.
The week selected, Jun 28–Jul 6, is set. Please put in your requests for taking time off now!
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