Tale of Fun Fails

A group of us set off today looking for projects in Mt. Evans. We spilled out of two cars into a rainy drizzle. As we hiked, it hailed – hard and freezing. But as the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes.” It wasn’t five minutes, but eventually the sun warmed us up. Then it rained hard again. We took shelter.

IMG_2468 So did Dexter.

The hike after was a cold one, and when we made it to the Dali, found two nice Canadian guys. Go figure – there’s no such thing as a mean Canadian. I got some nice shots, and tomorrow there will be more!

Waking up at 5am, I will follow Duttle – Estes Park’s famous training/nutrition hardman – to his 14,000′ elevation sport route, which needs to be finished being bolted. 5am!? I know, brutal. But the beauty of promised donuts in the morning will outweigh the cold, hard enduring struggles up a 6 mile approach, and the fun physical economics of aching legs.

I look forward to taking photos, too, of course.

Long’s Peak is an inspiring landmark, perhaps my favorite in Colorado – even more than Snooze Coffee!