Joe Grant Summits 57 14,000-foot Peaks in Colorado in One Month
In July, professional ultrarunner Joe Grant, 33, completed what very well may be the greatest hiking/bike-packing challenge in the Lower 48: Summit Colorado's 57 tallest peaks, each one topping out at over 14,000 feet, and do it using a bike to get from one peak to the next, camping along the way. Grant knew of only one other person who'd done it, fellow Coloradan Justin Simoni, in 2014. It took Simoni 34.5 days. Grant aimed for a month, pedaling door-to-door from his home in the mountains northwest of Boulder. He climbed as many as five peaks a day, pedaling anywhere from 20 to 100 miles in the process. In the end, he bested Simoni's time by a little over three days, and racked up some insane numbers, including 1,100 miles by bike, 400 by foot, and 100,000+ feet of elevation gain.
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