Little Bear has the cutest name out of all 14ers, however there is nothing cute about this dangerous mountain. The Hourglass is very steep and smooth, with loose rock above it. Somehow I still had great time climbing this peak in good company. Not having to deal with Lake Como Road any time soon is a huge bonus 😁
Here's a pic of Nate in the mountains cause I miss him and I get to see him tomorrow.
Also guys. The Canadian Rockies are absolutely insane. I want to climb them all. I'm already tryna plan a trip back here cause it's all crazy beautiful.
I barely have any photos from this hike last night. I meant to summit Mt. Bierstast at sunset and sleep in the rock walled mini shelter on the top, but I woke up an hour later with the worst altitude headache I've had and super nauseous. So I picked my down in the dark feeling miserable, then slept in my rental car around 10,000' which felt loads better. I guess I shouldn't have attempted a 14er after 5 days at sea level! #colorado14ers
Yesterday South Maroon decided to show us who's boss, and we made the tough call to bail on our summit push 800ft from the top. Storms were rolling in quick while we were traversing the ridge, and we had to shake a leg back down through graupel, snow and rain. The Elks continue to amaze and inspire me, these summits definitely have to be earned! No failures, only adventures!
Got in one last big hike before the calendar end of Summer. An awesome and humbling trek to the top of Longs Peak! Like many others, I underestimated the hazards along the way. Narrow ledges, loose rock, scrambling on all fours, snow and ice, steep cliffs, just to name a few. Feeling good in this picture for tackling the summit, then realizing you're only half done 😱 - On to the next Colorado adventure. Victory!!!!!
Hiking wilderness areas and scaling mountains with Grandma and Grandpa. Beautiful day up the Halo Ridge route to summit Centennial #68 Holy Cross Ridge. Also tagged Mt. Of Holy Cross. The halo ridge route was a total blast, we didn't see anyone else until we were on the summit of Holy Cross. Fun times!
Nate texted me a photo from the top of La Plata this morning. He soloed it in the snow early in the morning. He's such a freaking badass and I can't believe we get to be married.
As much as I enjoy the independence of traveling solo, I really miss him! We spend basically 24/7 together since we both work from home, so being apart is really weird. It's good though, because we both realize we can do things we love on our own and don't always need the other person to do it with us. But dang I can't wait to be home and hear his adventure stories and tell him mine. Love is so fun in that way.