The "Climbing Cooneys" have been visiting Colorado summits for all 39 years of their married life. In 1983, Tim finished all the fourteeners and Carrie finished in 1987. In 1994, Tim and Carrie finished the 100 highest Colorado summits; by 1995, they had finished the 200 highest. Then in 2002, it was the 300 highest. At that point, they began to realize that finishing all the Colorado thirteeners could become a reality and so with a revised plan, they set about to do so. That goal was finished on August 3, 2013, on Boreas Mountain, accompanied by friends, family and some noteworthy fellow-peakbaggers.
But climbing Colorado thirteeners has not been their only interest. From their Grand Junction home, Tim and Carrie have put in thousands of miles of road biking including some notable "century" rides both in and out of state. They also enjoy mountain biking in and around the Grand Junction area as well as Moab. And in the winter, they relish the fresh powder snow of the Grand Mesa and spend many weekends enjoying the snowy backcountry and Nordic Council trails.