In completing the 58-summit Fourteener List, I’ve hiked 550+ miles and gained 202,000+ feet over three summers. Wicked project that began back in 2012 when I was the Trail Projects Leader for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. It was a privilige to work on the 14er summit trails, and my initial ambition of climbing the dozen fourteeners on which I worked ultimately grew into an ambition to climb them all. I didn’t return to the Colorado High Country until I became a Wilderness Therapy Field Guide at Open Sky Wilderness down in Durango during the fall of 2014. During my first two years at that wonderful organization, I completed my project.