Kim needed a break from the kids (and me), so Kessler, Shaylee and I decided to climb Walton Peak. The kids said they wanted to try something hard, but we didn't know if we could make it or not since in winter it's a 12 mile round trip on snowshoes.
We got a late start, but the kids persevered to the summit. The weather started out clear, but it was windy so in open areas there was a ground blizzard. The kids still had a great time though by the end Shaylee was tired. 12 miles on snowshoes is pretty good for a seven year old girl, even if she is tough. We got some good sliding in on the way down.
After climbing the peak we stopped at Wendy's in Steamboat and then headed home to Kimberly's open arms. It was a great day!
March 4 2006
It was a rather gloomy day. Long hike, but a very gentle one. I was expecting the peak to be a bit more than it was.