My very exciting and hopefully somewhat realistic 2018 Bucket List

I had a good 2017 and accomplished a lot – here’s to a fantastic 2018! Here’s a list of everything I’d like to accomplish this year:

1. Finish the #52HikeChallenge

I signed up this weekend and already accomplished two different hikes! I’ll write about them this week. I’m really excited about this challenge – I’d been waffling about it off and on until I decided to just bite the bullet and go for it. It’ll give me an awesome opportunity to discover all of the hidden hikes in Utah and even venture outside of Utah for some more!

2. Summit the rest of Utah Valley’s 7 peaks

This was a goal I made last year. Utah Valley/Utah County has more than seven peaks, but there’s seven that I’ve been dying to do. Here are the seven and the elevation at which they stand. I’ve completed the bolded ones.

Mount Timpanogos – 11,750 ft
Mount Nebo – 11,928 ft
Cascade Mountain – 10,908 ft
Lone Peak – 11,253 ft
Provo Peak – 11,068 ft
Santaquin Peak – 10,687 ft
Spanish Fork Peak – 10,192 ft

3. Run another marathon

I ran 2 marathons this last year. I’m thinking that one should be sufficient, but it’d be great to knock out another one. Maybe Ogden Marathon again? Or should I do a different one to get out of Utah?

4. Visit the Bonneville Salt Flats

I’ll admit that I got this idea from watching The Last Jedi – there’s a scene that takes place on salt flats. Although those salt flats aren’t the same ones as in Utah (they’re in Colombia), I’m trying to take advantage of being a tourist in my own state and see what otherworldly experiences it has to offer. I’ve always wanted to see the Bonneville Salt Flats, and I’d like to make it happen before the end of winter.

5. Go winter camping at least once

My very generous sister-in-law gifted us with -25 degree sleeping bags. And we’ve got some good pads. Austin isn’t as thrilled as me, but I’d like to do it at LEAST once. Besides, it means we can get out of the house as well.

What about you? What bucket list items do you have for the upcoming year?

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