Bucket List

Before I Die I Want to…

I know you’ve all seen the movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Not only was it sad and sappy in typical Hollywood style, it also points out an obvious fact we all take for granted: we only live once. Way too many people let life pass them by because, for one reason or another, they get distracted. Whether you work too much, have kids at an early age, don’t feel like you have enough money, whatever. Everyone falls into a routine, we get comfortable, we forget about all those goals and dreams. Well a bucket list is something that can stare us in the face and say “Hey, you always wanted to do this remember?” The ultimate goal is to enjoy your life to the fullest.

  • Graduate High School
  • Graduate College
  • Fall in Love
  • Get Married
  • Work for the National Park Service
  • Travel Long Term
  • Remain fit and healthy my entire life   20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80
  • Write, and publish, a book
  • Exercise my right to vote
  • Find a job I really enjoy

  • Sky Dive
  • Bungee Jump
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Surf
  • Sandboard
  • Glacial Glissading
  • Snorkel
  • Paraglide
  • Go Zorbing
  • Scuba Dive
  • Run a Marathon
  • Qualify for the Boston Marathon
  • Complete a Triathlon
  • Complete a Half-Iron-man

  • Set foot in every state  30/50
  • Drive the entire Pacific Coast Highway (Seattle to San Diego)
  • Drive the old Route 66
  • Visit all the great American cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Miami, San Antonio, Portland, Dallas
  • See all of America’s famous landmarks: Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore, Gateway Arch, Millennium Park, Statue of Liberty, Space Needle, Las Vegas Strip French Quarter, Hollywood, Times Square, The National Mall, Empire State Building, Brookyln Bridge, The Alamo
  • Decide who makes the better pizza (NYC or Chicago)
  • See a show on the New York Broadway
  • See the Chicago River turn green on St. Patty’s Day
  • Eat Rocky Mountain Oysters
  • Eat a Philly Cheese steak in Philadelphia
  • Attend a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater (JJ Grey and Mofro)
  • Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Houseboat on Lake Powell
  • Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

  • Stand foot on all 7 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica
  • See the Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit all the new Seven Wonders of the World: Chichen Itza, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Petra, Machu Picchu
  • Attend a Grand Slam Tennis Match
  • Attend a World Cup Game
  • Visit all the major European cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Bern, Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Naples, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw
  • See all the famous European landmarks: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Acropolis, Stonehenge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Colosseum, Berlin Wall
  • Watch a Manchester United match at Old Trafford
  • Watch a Barcelona match at Camp Nou
  • Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
  • Drink Beer at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  • Eat pizza in Naples
  • Determine if I can float in the Great Salt Lake or the Dead Sea
  • Witness the Aurora Borealis
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Complete a 1 Year Work Visa in Australia or New Zealand

  • Climb a 14,000 ft mountain
  • Climb a 20,000 ft mountain
  • Summit these big name peaks: Angel’s Landing (5,790 ft), Harney Peak (7,242 ft), Mount Saint Helen’s (8,365 ft), Half Dome (8,840 ft), Humphreys Peak (12,637 ft), Wheeler Peak (13,065 ft), Mount Shasta (14,179 ft), Longs Peak (14,259 ft), Mount Rainier (14,411 ft), Mount Elbert (14,433 ft), Mount Whitney (14,505 ft) 
  • Climb all 53 14ers in Colorado: 6/53  (Longs Peak, Mt. Elbert, & Pike’s Peak, Mt. Bierstadt, Grey’s & Torreys)
  • Visit every National Park in the U.S.
  • Complete a thru-hike (Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide, Pacific Crest Trail)
  • Hike the John Muir Trail Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney (220 miles)
  • Backpack in the Never Summer Wilderness (Rocky Mtn NP)
  • Hike the Teton Crest Trail
  • Backpack in Denali National Park
  • Hike the entire Narrows in Zion
  • Go RIM-RIM-RIM at the Grand Canyon

  • Hike the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt (110 miles)
  • Hike the Tour de Mont Blanc
  • Backpack in the Cordillera Huayhuash Range in Peru
  • Hike the GR20 trail in Corsica
  • Hike the GR10 along the Pyrenees Mountains
  • Hike the Annapurna Circuit
  • Hike the 3 Pass Trail to Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Hike the 12 Great Treks in New Zealand

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