Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mount Bierstadt

On Monday night my brother, Adam (a.k.a. the alligator hunter), arrive in Colorado. Since Dan and I both had to work, Adam went off on his own exploring. With fishing pole in hand, he ended up catching some small trout in a mountain lake in the shadows of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker...4 miles off the road an hour from Boulder. He made it up to 11,500ft on this first day here!

Today he and I decided to tackle an even bigger project. We drove an hour and a half southwest of Boulder to attempt a 14er. Despite construction on the approach road, we hit the trail at 9:30. After 3.5 hours of strenuous hiking Adam summited his first Colorado peak. The skies began to look scary so we quickly started our decent. The way down was cold, a bit windy, and snowy--it actually hailed for a little bit.

The good news is I got Adam back to Boulder in one piece and that he survived to tell about his mountaineering experience!

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