Happily ahead of Par

What a feeling! I couldn’t keep the smile off my face today, I was so excited to be in fact at Par and now slightly ahead of it. Each creamy corn lap was fun, each summit exciting. Damn I cannot believe how long it took me to get back on PAR. June 1st I fell behind and now its Oct 10th, so many days spent playing catch up. The farthest behind was probable 75 000 feet, and then I would gain some, loose some.  And now finally on day 283 I am ahead of par. At an average of 5480 ft a day I should be at 1550840, and I am at 1553460 ft, exactly 2620 feet ahead. Yahhhhhh.

And when I hit par, on the summit of Volcan Viejo, I showed the mountains that hill is still kickin’

Pretty tough to time that one with my self-timer, but five tries later and I got it.  From there I rewarded myself with a nice dunk in the hotsprings.

This hotspring is kinda warm, not hot, but so refreshing on this warm spring day. Then a last tour up and home.  My seventh 10 thousand footer in a row..

And now I am celebrating,a steak on the barbecue, a bottle of Merlot and I am going to skype call anyone I know back home.

  1. aimee_schmaimee October 11, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Way to go Greg! You’ve been killing it lately. Keep it up, we’re rooting for you!

  2. Bostock October 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    inspiring to say the least. keep digging deep.

  3. mrs.sprouleo October 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

    whoot whoot…glad to hear you are stayin on top of things!! Sorry we missed your call..Dave was stuffing his face with turkey!! ♥

  4. mattzki October 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    You’re definitely the king of self-timing portraits by now… amongst other things! Like climbing mountains and carving lines down them for example! Congratulation for reaching your goal of hitting Par…. now enjoy the road :oD

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