All Hiking Lists
I've made several lists of hikes which I would like to do at one point or another. I may or may not ever complete these, but goals at least help me get out more. :)
- State Highpoints - State highpointing consists of attaining the highest natural elevation in each state. Some of the highpoints are located in farm fields (Kansas, Illinois), while others are major mountaineering challenges (Alaska, Wyoming). I make no pretenses of being a major hiker/climber/mountaineer, and there are several of these that may never get climbed. However, it is an interesting list, and a fun one to think about. For more information, see the Highpointers Club.
- Wasatch 11ers - The Wasatch Mountains near my college home of Provo have several peaks which are above 11,000 ft. While I'm here, I've made it a goal to climb to the top of each of them. There isn't really a definitive list, so this one is somewhat subjective.
- Summer 2005 - With school off during the summer, it will afford some excellent time head to mountains. Most of these are day hikings, but a couple will require a road trip. None of them are technical, and as soon as the snow gets out of the mountains, I'll be up there! (Update: I've been engaged most of the summer, so I've had to pare down the list a bit. I still think it's pretty ambitious, though.)
- Seven Peaks - Utah Valley is surrounded by seven major peaks. A few of them are popular, such as Mount Timpanogos and Mount Nebo. Others, like Spanish Fork Peak and Cascade Mountain, can be fairly challenging, and are less visited. The Seven Peaks present a great diversity of local hikes around Utah Valley.
- 2006 Goals - With the pending birth of our first child, graduation from BYU and a possible move to begin graduate work, it may be a little difficult to get out and hike a whole lot this summer. However, I do have a few peaks that I'd like to bag this year. There might be some familiar ones on this list, and I hope to get up most of them.
- 2007 Goals - We've moved to Texas, but that won't stop me from hiking! In addition to discovering the local hikes in the Austin area, we're planning a few trips this year, which would allow us to visit a few other places. Hopefully, we'll be able to take a bite out of this list.