This morning, I planned to go to a workout class, but I slept in instead. Went for a long walk after work to hit 12,000 steps! 🚶♀️🚶♀️🚶♀️
Today on the blog, sharing about my hike up Pikes Peak! Chatting about the mountain itself, my hike, and the organization I hiked for.
We had a very exciting day on Crestone Peak that started with a beautiful warm morning and ended with a foggy thunder snow storm that moved in very fast. Luckily when that happened we were in the Cottonwood Lake basin. To get back to our camp we still had to re-climb Broken Hand Pass. After a little while we thought the worst of the storm had passed, so we continued moving towards safety. Halfway up, we heard multiple claps of thunder right behind us. Our choices were to keep moving up to 13,000' or run down towards the lake. Long story short, I got to climb the pass 1.5 times which was soul crushing. To add insult to injury, storm magically disappeared after we got to the other side. We had blue skies and friendly wispy clouds, as if nothing ever happened. Sangres never disappoint with their weirdness - weather, UFO's, creepy locals, ya know what I mean?!
Always anticipate the worst. This past weekend we hiked #14er Missouri Mountain only to endure 40-60 mph wind gusts and whiteout conditions along many segments of the trail. The last push for the summit required about a mile of traversing across an exposed ridge line where conditions really deteriorated. Here's a shot from the descent nearing the end of the ridge traverse...Each of these mountains is an entirely different experience and that's what makes them so addicting. #Co14ers @colorado14ers
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Last December I solo camped to use the energy of the outdoors to cleanse my mind. I can't say I wasn't a little freaked out! When the sun came up and I saw this view everything was worth it.