Trip Date: July 30 2017
After some degree of success hiking 25 miles in one day up in glacier (for a total of 37 miles in two days) I started thinking of more long hikes I could knock out. The "Boulder Skyline Traverse" was the first that came to mind (many more in the pipeline).
Main idea was to knock out all the major peaks above Boulder that are easily accessible by a trail, starting at the South Mesa Trailhead.
1) South Boulder Peak
2) Bear Peak
3) West Green Mt.
4) Flagstaff Mt.
5) Mt. Sanitas.
I had started this one with a mildy aggravated hip flexure on my right leg. This had been a mild issue in Glacier but was basically completely fine. This climb had much more elevation gain so it proved to be more of a problem. Once I was coming down from Flagstaff I realized that going up Mt. Sanitas was going to be a mistake (note slowdown after mile 12). This was a big disappointment because endurance-wise I was actually feeling really good.
I might be back to do it again but this adventure had more on-trail travel than I normally like.