As many of you know, last weekend we were able to be a part of Questival 2015 put on by Cotopaxi! Essentially, it’s a 24-hour scavenger hunt where you are given a list of tasks with associating point values and you complete as many as you can within that time limit. We created a team of 5, plus Carter, and spent hours planning out a strategy as soon as the challenge list was released the day before Questival started. We were really excited about our plan to head to southern Utah to complete several of the challenges with high point values, and we really enjoyed ourselves as we did so.
With Questival being a 24-hour event we didn’t get much sleep, and several of our team members didn’t get any sleep at all! We also chose to complete several hiking/running/biking challenges so the trip was very taxing. During our driving time we didn’t get much sleep because we were constantly completing smaller challenges and also submitting them via an app. The app was very frustrating at times because we were in and out of service for a lot of our trip since we were driving through several National Parks. I don’t know if it was because our internet wasn’t spectacular, but several of our completed tasks that we uploaded to the app didn’t get counted in our final tally. 🙁 In the last 2 hours of the event we started losing steam because while we were trying to upload dozens of completed challenges we noticed that even more of them weren’t submitted any more. Despite all of those problems, no one got hurt, we were kept safe while driving, and we really had a blast!
We posted a few photos of us completing some challenges, but we really did some hilarious stuff so we’ll share some more! I do apologize, they are not in any order but there are captions. And thanks again to everyone for helping us out on our social media challenges by liking our photos!
We’ll start with some videos:
We built a blanket fort in the car.
We had to whittle a utensil and then use it!
Watching the sunrise at False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park.
We offered (and they accepted) to wash a stranger’s car for free!
Visiting Sundance Ski Resort.
Taking a photo at the entrance to Arches National Park.
We discovered an abandoned mine!
Visiting a museum.
Taking a photo on historic Main Street in Moab.
The entrance to Capitol Reef National Park.
Doing a trail run for 1 mile.
Showing off our Boy Scout skills by tying different knots.
Playing tic-tac-toe with a stranger.
One of the tasks was to tell a stranger that you’re thankful for them. We kept trying to do this one, but it seemed so awkward! Finally, I was in line for something and the line quickly changed and tons of people started cutting me, but this guy was standing behind me in the original line and offered my spot back to me in the adjusted line. Thanks stranger!!
Just showing off our (temporary) tattoos of a llama. Carter kept saying, “It’s my llama, mama!”
Standing in front of a waterfall in Provo Canyon.
Taking a photo with Questival employees. Funny story, while we were trying to decide how to creative take this photo, Grace was standing behind one of the employees eating a waffle and she leaned over to be funny and dripped chocolate on the employees shirt! It was so awkward haha.
Taking a photo with a dog, someone with a beard, and someone wearing flannel.
Trading shoelaces with someone.
Swapping clothing with a stranger.
Standing under a waterfall in Provo Canyon.
Sharing a pastrami burger with a teammate. Emily didn’t want any…
Sharing a hostess cupcake with a stranger. This girl accused us of potentially poisoning the cupcake, but then decided to trust us. Weird?
Riding a human-powered vehicle.
Playing llama cornhole. We all think this photo is hilarious because it looks like a stock photo!
Scott asked me to pie him. I obliged.
On our hike to Delicate Arch, we picked up 10 pieces of trash!
Eating an MRE.
Giving a teammate a mohawk. I think this might be his new look!
Mailing a postcard to a veteran.
Doing llama nail art! Grace wrote “LLAMA NAILS” on her fingers haha.
Jumping into a body of water with your clothes on. Thanks Andrew for doing this one for us!
Hiking to Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park.
Giving a flower to a stranger. This guy was pretty eager to accept.
Eating funeral potatoes. Random.
Fitting 3 people in a sleeping bag!
Finding a geocache in Provo. As soon as they put in their item, 4 large dogs came running and barking at them! It was scary!
Andrew ate a whole Pizza by himself! He said he was hungry when he started, but he was far from happy when he finished haha.
Sharing ice cream with a teammate.
Eating french fries with fry sauce.
Eating at Milt’s road side diner in Moab.
Drinking something I couldn’t pronounce. Seriously I don’t even know where to start.
Donating items to a thrift store in Moab.
Visiting Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.
Cooking a meal over an open fire.
Andrew climbing a pitch at Rock Canyon.
Drawing a llama with charcoal. I think it turned out quite well!
Andrew carved this llama figurine and gave it to a Questival employee! She was so excited!
We played capture the flag with another team. No one knows who actually won.
The entrance to Canyonlands National Park.
Scott camping in a homemade shelter.
Steve sleeping in a car.
Andrew camping without a tent.
Carter and I camping in a tent. He fell asleep easily and slept so well in there!