I’m blogging about this 2 weeks late so, my apologies. Let me preface this post by saying I LOVE COLORADO.
My sister (Tayler) and my best friend (Emily) live in Denver so I am fortunate to visit the beautiful state quite often. In addition to those 2 lovely people, I have a big handful of friends from high school and college who live out there, too.
I flew out to Denver 2 weeks ago for a weekend with friends. Beforehand, I told Tayler and Emily the ONLY thing I wanted to do was hike a 14er because it’s on my bucket list. I flew in Thursday morning and the plan for Friday was to do this hike. We woke up at 5:30am, were out the door by 6am and hiking Mount Bierstadt by 7:30am.
It doesn’t look that far, but ohhh baby, it was. We started off and I thought it was easy as pie. About half-way up my lungs could definitely feel the thin air. Our resting trips became more frequent and my face started to feel like it was going to fall off because it was so cold.
Cross it off the bucket list!!!!!
Emily’s husband has hiked over 30 14er’s and thought it would take us about 3.5 hours. We made it up in 2.5 hours, so I was pretty satisfied. It was absolutely FREEZING at the top. It was so windy I felt like I was going to blow over and fall down the mountain. We stayed for about 3 pictures and then booked it back down to warmth.
We got back to our car and this is what we saw on the drive back down the mountain:
We celebrated our 14er with a quick nap followed by some brews with great friends.
This trip to Denver = success. Now I just need to get the courage to move there!
Enjoy this Death Cab wonderfulness: