Monday, July 7, 2008

On Mountain Tops

The 4th of July was amazing! This year we took a last minute trip to Colorado. We camped, went white water rafting, and hiked to the top of Mt. Bierstadt with friends from church! Our total trip was only four days long (two of those days were driving). But we had a fantastic time. It was so fun to be with friends and to actually make it to the top of the mountain!

Our campsite was about a mile from the trail head at the base of the mountain. It was actually outside of the official 'campground' but that made it just more beautiful (but no bathrooms/out-houses).
Oh was worth it!!

The mountain you see here is the one we climbed.
Just before sunset
This is the "saw-tooth" we all hiked to the top of the mountain on the right, but three members of our group hiked across this saw-tooth to the top of the mountain on the left. So they actually climbed two mountains that day!We started our hike early...5:30 am!Off we go!We made it to the top!!You can tell from the smile on my face that this is on the way down...
but you can see how big the mountain was
(this was probably about two thirds up the mountain).

On the way home we drove through Rocky Mountain National Park
(Estes Park). It added about seven hours to our return trip
but the views were priceless.


Holly said...

Wow! Looks like a very cool hike. Glad you had a good time! :)

Natalie, Eric, Evan, and Emmett said...

Looks like fun. Glad you had a good time.

Bobby & Sara Lundquist said...

Wow Mindy & Erik,that's awesome! Way to hike all the way up, and great pictures! Thanks for sharing.