Walking, walking, walking... big ol' blisters
A really, really, long walk.
Went up Crags in a 2 day trip with my dad and older brother. A little culture shock up top. Beautiful otherwise. Cool rock formations.
Did from Craigs, very challanging hike but no problem.
Almost made a one day winter climb, but it got so windy, a thousand feet below the summit, we turned around. Did the 2007 pikes peak ascent, what a run! once in Aug. 08 with the dogs.
Humbling solo winter ascent via Crags TH.
Solo climb right after the first big snowfall of the year. There was deeper snow than I was expecting, and ran into a few other solo hikers.
Great day in July, even though it snowed and hailed for 5 minutes...
Big group. Under a clear blue sky.
One day. A very long hike. It was well worth it and amazing!
Windy as heck, but still a nice hike.
Long hike, but well worth the experience
Day-hiked the Barr Trail. Great hike but what an ugly summit!
Celebrated my dad's 60th birthday by camping at Glen Cove, then ascending the bowl to join the NW Slopes route en route to the summit. He did great despite a few inches of fresh August snow above 13k'
I live in the plains and my knees are a curse so I hike quite a bit slower than most at high altitude. Started at the Barr trailhead with my brother and sister at Midnight. Reached the summit at 11:30. Headed back down at 12:15 only to dodge a thunderstorm and duck into the A-Frame at treeline for about an hour. Continued down the Barr trail back to the trailhead by 7pm for a total hike time of roughly 19 hours. The most brutal yet memorable hike of my life!
Can't say I'm really proud of this one, but at least we did Longs Peak the right way the following day.
Hiked up the Barr Trail with my brother. We started at 4:15 and made it to the summit at 10:15. The hike down the Manitou Incline was extreme.
Added Sachett Mtn. and Devils Playground Pk. Made the summit in just over 4 hrs, and didn't see a single other hiker on the trail all day!
Beautiful drive with my wife. Donuts and hot chocolate in the gift shop. Yummmmmm.
Quite a long route, and it doesn't help your tiredness when people jump out of their car to greet you at the top!