Jay and I did just that this weekend. We had every intention of camping, but just couldn't find the time to pull our camping gear together. Instead, we set the alarm for early (so early) Saturday morning and headed out for a long hike.
We originally were planning to head towards Mt. Evans to do the Chicago Lakes hike, but were foiled by a bike race that was happening on the roads leading up to the trailhead. So, instead, we headed towards Berthoud Pass for some trails.
|getting started, in the trees|
|my favorite adventure partner|
|getting higher, so much snow!|
The hike itself was gorgeous and not crowded at all. We got to the top and were able to take some gorgeous pictures, stop and rest and even eat some lunch.
|far above treeline|
|ridge to another mountain (we didn't try it)|
|Jay and I at the top|
|cairn marking the peak|
|looking down on a glacier|
|goodbye top of the mountain!|
As the clouds started to move in, we headed back down the mountain. It ended up being about a 6.5 mile hike. And after...? I felt refreshed. My soul felt healed and soothed and I was ready for this next week to begin. Thanks for the dose of medicine, Colorado!
|one of my fave shots of the day|