The sun rises over Battle Mountain (July 20, 2002). This photo was taken from just below The Boulder Field, 4.5 miles into the climb. Take a look at my website for more Longs Peak photos: www.leachfam.com.
"Never! Never, Marge! I can't live the button-down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles. Sure, I might offend a few of the bluenoses with my cocky stride and musky odors - oh, I'll never be the darling of the so-called city fathers, who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about what's to be done with this Homer Simpson?!"