September 22, 2020

Episode 21: The 100 Peak Challenge

In this episode, 94 better than six; Mount Whitney, Star Wars, and San Diego. We’re talking about the 100 Peak Challengein San Diego with the challenge creator, Derek Loranger; the first person to complete the challenge, Susie Kara; and recent finisher Chris Griffith.


Show Notes

  • 00:35 – Introductions
  • 04:40 – How the 100 Peak Challenge came to be
  • 06:57 – Picking 100 peaks in San Diego County
  • 10:22 – The logistics of hiking 100 peaks in 365 days (or less)
  • 18:20 – Derek confesses to not finishing all 100 peaks
  • 25:45 – Only four finishers to date (started in 2017)
  • 28:04 – Susie’s journey from runner to hiker
  • 30:00 – Building skills for off-trail navigation
  • 39:00 – Favorite areas in the challenge
  • 44:50 – Less favored hikes?
  • 52:24 – Mount Whitney
  • 58:12 – How to connect with our guests

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