Monday, June 7, 2010

Colorado Adventure Part Two!

Soooooooo i suppose i should finish the story....even though i don't really want to. Cause i'm tired....really really really tired. Girls weekend is ROUGH, but more on that later.

Alrighty.... up at the butt crack of packed..... backpacks on.....Let's do this.
May have already posted this pic....but i just want to make sure you remember just how F'ING big this mountain was......HUGE!!Pretty Views!!! I think this was ohhhhh about an hour in....when i still hated it....and wanted to cut my legs off because they were in that much pain.....and i was sweating like a whore in church. (Don't worry, legs go numb at some point and we run into snow...problem solved)Had to stop and make wardrobe i said....whore in church.We were super duper lucky and the weather was amazing. I'd say the first half of the hike was on a road type thing. You could drive up to 11,000 feet but we (being as badass as we are) decided to walk the whole thing. (bad bad bad idea). Once we hit treeline (11,000 feet....tree's can't grow much past that) we decided to take our first snack break!! burn 498 calories an hour (well at least for a female my height you do, google that shit) so you need to make sure and keep your energy up!!!
First incounter with lots of snow...... thought about turning around at this point because we had no idea if it was all snow from there out of what. It wasn't...... still wish we would have turned around though!! (this was about three hours in!)I feel like this is when the "real" hiking began. There wasn't that good of a trail from here out.... too much snow and what not. Do you like our walking sticks???? We're cool.It was a little steep...... juuuuuuuuust a little.Makes it ALL worth it!!!! Sooooo pretty once you get closer to the top!! (i'd say this was about 4 1/2 hours in.)This part of the hike took FOREVER!!! It was ALL rock....and not all stable rocks..... plumeting to my death wasn't on my agenda for the day.
Hour 5....we finally decided to stop and eat lunch....then turn around. Things started getting a little you really shouldn't be up at the summit passed tends to turn and no one likes getting stuck in i don't want to have to eat Travis......One of the reasons we turned around.....pic doesn't really do it justice but if you look close you can see little footprints.....that's where we'd be walking.....and the snow was getting soft because of the weather so falling thru or sliding was happening a lot.....not ok with this girl.I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6 hours....on the way down!!! What a fun crew we had!!! We'll for sure be doing it again!!

Hour 8....FINALLY at the bottom....and what else would you do but crack some beers open????

Welp....there you have it. My first camping/hiking adventure!! I think we're planning a small hike this sunday. It won't be 8 hours.....more like 4/5.....but it shall be a good time as well!!!

Now I'll start working on my girls weekend post......get excited!!!

1 comment:

  1. I totally know what your talking about, my dad and I hiked sentianal point which is almost 13 feet and it has some pretty steep areas and my whole body ached afterwards.