I was very disappointed in how things went on my trip up Mt. Evans. I did myself no favors by skipping breakfast, not taking enough breaks, and getting a very late start. Besides all that I just felt like it was way harder than it should have been. I will prepare and do better next time. Anyway, despite 30 degrees, some pretty strong winds, and not feeling it I definitely still had some type 2 fun.
Last year on Mt. Rainier one of the guides described the 3 types of fun:
Type 1: you are having fun while you are doing it
Examples: eating good food, watching a concert, sex
Type 2: you are not enjoying yourself so much at the time, but looking back it was fun
Examples: shitty summer college jobs, triathlon training, hiking up a fucking mountain
Type 3: fun at someone else’s expense
Examples: making fun of friends to their face, watching guys hit on girls at the bar (especially when I’m working), pulling pranks on co-workers
*(for the record these are examples of what I consider to be each type of fun)
My trip to Mount Evans was definitely type 2. I was not having very much fun at the time but looking back it wasn't that bad and was a good experience. I got some good pics and met some cool folks along the way.
Now I’m headed off for a few days of tomfoolery at ‘low’ altitude.