Day Twenty Four (CDR)… The Attack of the Granola Bars… 08/28/15

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Folks, I woke up this morning sick as hell! My stomach was all messed up until around 3pm… Then I realized the granola bars I bought yesterday, for my hike up #MatchlessMountain, were #FiberBars!!!!

I got really hungry last night… I had a few drinks while we played pool and didn’t want to go to bed with an empty stomach… So I turned to these god awful things and ate more than I planned… Boy did they taste good but they messed me up in the morning! I shouldn’t have eaten 6 of them in the first place but you know how it is when you are buzzed… You don’t make the most rational decisions under such circumstances… I know I’m not alone here!

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So, needless to say, Matchless Mountain was way out of the question today! You never go #camping on a huge #mountain with any sort of stomach problems… You are asking for trouble or just a mess, if you’re lucky…

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I was so pissed at myself, I went for a long #hike the moment I felt better… Above are some great pictures of #TaylorPark,CO from down the road… Matchless Mountain was moving further and further away from me everyday… I dreaded the thought of leaving here without #climbing it! I don’t need that type of regret in my life…

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I can’t put it off for much longer because it’s starting to cool down around here, especially at night… Griffin said he #camped out on a small hill when he got here in May and it was cold as hell… He had a #SleepingBag designed for 20 below degree #weather and he was still freezing… He didn’t have a #campfire though… Something I will make sure to build first thing when I get up there…

Already we are seeing #frost in the morning and I have to wear a jacket half of the time around here… you better bet it’s going to be much colder and windier up in those #mountains…

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I know, I know…. I’m just making excuses to make myself feel better for being such a flake! I have to get one more day off to #hike this mountain! I will go on that day and make sure I am back for my evening shift the next day… That will be my punishment for not going earlier… A long night of work after coming down that monstrous #ColoradoMountain… That’s now my only chance of staying up on top of #MatchlessMountain and my chances are becoming very limited by this time…

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I know my destiny is to be on top of that #FlatPeak… I crave it! It’s like a really good drug, staring at me, begging for me to take it! I wake up to this mountain and go to bed to it every night… It’s taunting me and my arrogance sees no challenge in climbing it!

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Matchless mountain you are my savior and nemesis at the same time… You give me so much but your mystery makes me crave so much more! I know you will be the best drug I will ever take in this lifetime… Now to get to climbing you… If that ever happens… Goodnight…

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