Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy 4th of July from 14,000 feet

It is really, really sad to say that we have not hiked a fourteener yet... a mountain that is over 14,000 in elevation. We have talked about it, but it is one of those things you have to prepare for and I am not sure we are ready, since the last few hikes have been around 2 miles. That will not get you to the top of any 14,000 mountain, except Mount Evans. Mount Evans is about 20 miles from Idaho Springs and is the highest paved road in the United Stated. So we can drive to the top.... totally cheating I know, but with to little kids and a few years before we can realistically try for our assent.. we chose to drive to the top.
  It was really beautiful and I was really glad we made the trip. Sadly once we made it to the top parking lot Cooper was not up for the 1/4 mile hike to the very top, but we were above 14k.

But he did have energy to throw snowballs

The fam sans Joel

We were able to see several Mountain Goats
Really, really Beautiful
Great day in Colorado. Happy 4th of July.

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