Susan J. Demas: Uphill climbs in Lansing and Colorado

 Valil, Colorado, September 2015

Valil, Colorado, September 2015

ALMA, Colo. -- If you told me 10 years ago that I would be climbing a fourteener, I would have said you were crazy.

So would anyone else who knew me.

At the time, I was enormously eight months pregnant and the family breadwinner as a cub reporter making negligibly more than minimum wage. I also had been the nerdy kid with no discernible athletic talent who came armed with a book to the games of my brother, who naturally was a three-sport all-star.

 Mount Democrat, 14,154 feet, Colorado, August 2012.

Mount Democrat, 14,154 feet, Colorado, August 2012.

But there's something to be said for discovering new things about yourself. That's what your thirties are for.

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