25 Oct '16, 10am
Beating The Funk
You are here: Home / Columns / From My Doorstep / Beating The Funk Beating The Funk October 25, 2016 by Joe Grant · Leave a Comment I sat slumped over on a pile of rocks on top of Mount Antero, dehydrated and hangry in the mid-August heat. I was about halfway through my month-long tour of all the Colorado fourteeners. That morning, I had summited Tabeguache Peak and Mount Shavano from Browns Creek, not exactly on top form, but in good spirits nonetheless. While Mount Antero is by no means a very inspiring peak, since it is road accessible nearly to the top, heavily mined, and crowded with incessant ATV traffic, I did not expect to have quite as dramatic of a meltdown as I did. The previous day I had biked 110 miles from Lake City, stopping at about 12,000 feet on the northwest side of Mount Antero just after sunset. I felt good about my progress, reaching familiar terrain ...