FKT: Joey Campanelli - Nolan's 14 (CO) - 2020-07-02

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1d 17h 0m 33s

Third times the charm, again.
Yesterday? 41:00 of pure bliss while I traversed from Blank Cabin to the Fish Hatchery(our beloved "Nolans 14"). I had every intention of continuing on to holy cross, but I really pushed myself in the end, and with a scratched cornea making seeing an issue, I decided to be a wimp.
Ive made a lot of great friends and memories over the years in the amazing blissful Sawatch mountains. Truly, a place in my heart. I hope I get to cherish many more moments in them, and recommend you give 'em taste.
Back in winter time, I wrote sub 44hrs Nolans on my goals white board. I thought that would be a big ask. I blew my own mind yesterday. But it goes to show you; if you study the route and terrain, work on your skills, and hone your mountain sense, you can move harmoniously with and thru the mountains. Pure "flow" is how I would describe my run. Like in the middle of the night, by the faint light, glissading down ¿the most beautiful scree slide? on the west face of Mt Missouri.
...this 3rd charm thing is making me think I should go back to the AT?
Huge thanks to
Teresa for letting me borrow her car
@carolinegleich for the hypoxico tent
@sarah.hansel for the ride back to the car
And really everyone else, who has played a role in shaping this "life"

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