Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mt. Bierstadt

I know, I know enough pictures of mountains and hiking. Um newsflash...we live in the Rockies!!! David and I have been wanting to climb a 14er since we've moved here. I realized that there was no way we could bring Grant. (darn it huh?) The Donohues were kind enough to let him wreck, uh I mean play at their house. We needed to leave our place by 5:00 am so we decided to drop him off on Friday night. Is there ever really a good age for boys to sleep at girls' homes? Yeah probably not but we figured 17 months is probably pretty harmless right? Thanks again guys, we own you big!

We woke up at 4:25am, grabbed our stuff and headed out the door in about 15 minutes, one of those luxuries of not having a kid to worry about. We had to drive about 1.5 hours and knew we needed to get a good start on the trail before the sun came up.

As the sun was rising it was so beautiful to watch it spilling through parts of the mountains. Every so often we would stop and just take in the scenery (ok maybe just maybe catch our breath) and it was amazing how many mountains were just popping up over other mountains. The hike itself was enjoyable, the wind on the other hand. Good grief! Once we made it to the top we were there for like 5 minutes, took pictures then got the heck out of there.My hat kept blowing off and there were times that the wind was literally blowing me away! I do kind of regret not spending more time up there. It was amazing how far you could see, and all the other mountains surrounding us below. It was fun to accomplish this with David and be able to stop and enjoy nature together (aw....)

I'm SO grateful that we went out before the sun was really shining. It was getting warm and to be honest the view just wasn't as pretty when the hot sun was blaring. We were probably the 6-7th people to reach the top that day and on our way down we counted over 200 people climbing up. Way too late for us to be hiking. Oh and I saw a girl I went to high school with-random.


ADRIAN! I look like Rocky right? Well minus the muscles and fact that I'm a girl, although the way I look in a hat (that is flying away) does resemble a boy. Just saying.


Jeni said...

Woohoo! That looks so fun! What does 14er mean? Like 14 miles?

Angie Lewis said...

You're really starting to depress me with all these mountain pictures...just because you live in the Rockies doesn't mean you have to rub it in the faces of those who don't. Man, I miss the mountains!

Jodee Luke said...

Jeni-Colorado has like 54 "14ers" meaning that they are over 14,000 ft in elevation.

Angie-we live in the hood if that makes you feel any better;)

myrna ence said...

So proud of you little Miss Rocky!!

Kat and Steve said...

OK, that is awesome! I miss being able to do stuff like that...doesn't happen much once the kiddos come along. But some of those pictures look like postcards. Hmmm, there's a business idea for ya.

And on a completely unrelated note...one time I was wearing a baseball hat (in CO, actually), and someone called me sir. So there ya go.