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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
This is Rob Shaw's story of what he discovered as he became a Double 53er:
(A double 53er is a hiker who has climbed all 52 Peaks twice!)
When I became a 53er for the first time, the goals I set for myself had been reached. But there was something more to it than that. I wanted to stay in shape and keep healthy so by continuing to hike, it would help me achieve that. I became a leader and got involved with others reaching their goals of becoming a 53er. In the process, I reached Double 53er status. When you go to the peaks a second time, several things may happen. You may take another route and you most certainly will be with different hikers. You learn more about your surroundings because you are a better hiker now and things are a lot easier this time around. You may find yourself lending a hand or spotting a fellow hiker, where as, that was you on the other end when you were going to a peak the first time. You will also be more familiar with the peaks around you since you have been to all of them.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV