Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) With My 2 Best Friends (Search SHT Day -3 thru Day 21)
On September 9th, 2016, I started hiking the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) with my 2 best friends, Ragged (a human) and MacGyver (my golden retriever dog). The trail starts in northern Minnesota at the Canadian border up by Lake Superior and travels down to Duluth for 255 miles (410km's).
We decided to do it in the fall to get some of the beautiful colors of the trees changing and so there would be less mosquitoes. Took us 21 days to finish and it was hard work but so much fun. Check out my blog about it and make comments or ask questions if you want. Life is beautiful, get out there and travel, explore and do something crazy. Life is way too short to sit there and do nothing.
Colorado Trail on a Muni (Mountain Unicycle) (search Day 1 thru Day 25)
On August 25th, 2015, my birthday, I started an epic solo muni (mountain unicycle) adventure riding the entire Colorado Trail self supported. It's 500 miles (805km) long with an average elevation of 10,000 feet thru the Rocky Mountains with 90,000 feet (27,400m) of climbing. I averaged 25 miles a day taking 21 days to finish.
It was much much harder than I originally thought but so happy to have done it as it was beautiful and life changing. I know that if you were in the bar when I finished, almost all of you would buy me a beer...instead of buying me a beer, I ask that you please donate that $5 to the ALS so they can try and come up with a cure. If you can donate more, awesome, if you can only donate $5, that's perfectly fine and I thank you as it means you care and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. http://tinyurl.com/ob996bb
Check out my blog and make comments or ask questions if you want. Life is beautiful, get out there and travel, explore and do something crazy. Life is way too short to sit there and do nothing.
|Posted by Jamey on November 21, 2015 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
Woke up but heard sprinkles so kept sleeping a bit longer. Finally decided to get up and was on the trail by 8:30am just a tad behind schedule. I decided to skip breakfast so I could make it to highway 50 where I knew I got reception so I could call my dad.
Rode the 2 miles I had already rode and made it back to the highway. Immediately called my dad and he answered. I asked him what was going on and he explained he had this weird bump in his side so he went to get it chec...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on November 20, 2015 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
I was planning on sleeping in but automatically woke up at 7am cause that's what my body is used to. Was a bit hungover but nothing a hot tub and some Advil wouldn't cure. Threw all my disgusting stinky clothes in the washing machine while I relaxed in the hot tub. My clothes smelled so bad that I had to put all of them in the closet the day before so they didn't stink up my room.
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|Posted by Jamey on October 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Turns out that today would be the most miles I would do in a day at least so far...36.4! I knew when I woke up that I had to do this many in order to make it to the highway that would take me to Salida, my halfway point and resupply town. I really wanted to get there so I could get a room at a motel, take a shower, soak in a hot tub, drink a beer and have a delicous burger. So I woke up as soon as it started getting light out and was on the trail by 7:45am. My earliest start yet.
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|Posted by Jamey on October 27, 2015 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
It rained most of the night and I was dreading having to wake up and ride in the rain. I was so happy when I woke up that it had stopped. Everything was still wet and I didn't like packing up my soaking wet tent but didn't have a choice. Took advantage of the toilets before I left (6 for 6!).
Gave my neighbors back the bottle of rum as I only drank half of it. Thanked them again and started to climb. I knew I had three big climbs today so it was nice to make it to the top ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on October 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Today was the complete opposite of yesterday as I rode almost every section and walked very little. After breakie I cruised along, passed the Mt. Massive trailhead and then came to the Mt Elbert trailhead. Of course I had to use the outhouse that was at the trailhead. 5 for 5 now!
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|Posted by Jamey on October 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
The morning came and it wasn't nearly as cold as others. I got up and had a lot of repacking to do so that took awhile. I had asked Amy to stop at REI and buy a footprint for my tent in case it rains. I also asked her to pick up a foam accordion sleeping pad as I was so sick of blowing mine up and taking two or three times to roll it up to get all the air out. I'm really thankful that she was able to do this as this helped make my trip much more enjoyable.
Made hot cho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on October 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Like usual it was super cold and hard to get out of bed. But I knew Mike had hot coffee waiting for me so packed all my stuff and went to his van. Not only did he have coffee but he made pancakes and had bananas, apples and nut bars. Really hit the spot as it was nice having some real food to start the day.
Thought I'd mention it here that Aspen Mike has been one of the main guys who ins...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on October 5, 2015 at 11:30 PM||comments (1)|
Another freezing cold morning with everything covered in dew. Knew I had a huge day so forced myself out of bed at 6am when the sun started to rise. Dressed warmly, packed my wet tent and was off by 7:30am. My earliest start yet.
Video Fail. My camera didn't focus in on the amazing view but it looked like the above picture.
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|Posted by Jamey on September 25, 2015 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
Brrrr Brrrr Brrrr. When I woke up it was freezing. Like literally my unicycle had frost all over it. Plus my tent and most my gear was soaking wet due to dew. I forced myself out of bed.
I had to p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on September 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
I'm writing this at the end of day 3 and it's by far been the best day yet! Let me explain....I originally wasn't looking forward to it as I knew it was going to be a long tough day with lots of elevation up and down. My first real test.
Woke up at 6am as I wanted to get an early start. Laid in be for a bit and then made some breakfast skillet in a bag, packed up and started walking uphill. I knew I would be walking for the next 6 miles. Was able to ride a few sections but...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on September 17, 2015 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Alarm went off at 6am. Hit snooze until 6:45 and sat in bed planning the day. Got up made some oatmeal, packed tent and rest of the gear and took off at 8:30am.
Me in the morning with my whislte and Spot Gen3 Tracker nearby in case of an emergency and some of my gear hanging up to dry. Notice my unicycle tattoo?! I might need to add some touring gear to it.
My seat w...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on September 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
I had to work in Edmonton, Canada at a festival which ended on Sunday night. This meant I had to drive 20 hours in almost one day in order to start the ride on Tuesday, my birthday. I somehow managed to make the drive with little sleep arriving in Denver on Monday at midnight. Set the alarm for 7am as I needed to get up early to pack, get resupply boxes ready to mail and change over some of my new unicycle parts (pedals, handlebars, cranks) I had ordered online and had them shipped to m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on September 15, 2015 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Just a heads up that I finished the ride on Monday, Sept. 14th. Woo hooooooo!!!! I'm currently working on editing and uploading my blogs for each day with photos and videos. Stay tuned as the first day should be up very soon.
|Posted by Jamey on September 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
Hey friends, I have made it halfway! Much harder than I thought it would be but all is good. I've decided to try and raise money for ALS. My goal is only to raise $2 for every mile I ride.
Here is why I've decided to do this taken from an insert from my blog I will post when I finish: "This is when my thinking changed and I started to think about all my relatives who have passed. My grandma Shirley who was the one that got me into unicycling. Without her I would not be m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jamey on August 30, 2015 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|