Uniquely painful muscles were just one thing I wished I’d recalled about high-altitude hiking before tackling Grays and Torreys peaks last month. Climbing rock-strewn mountains like Colorado’s iconic 14,000-foot summits can take time to plan. And I’m not the best when it comes to scheduling adventure.
Keep these 5 things in mind, whether you’re preparing for a 14er for the first time or the 10th.
By Julie Kailus