Sunday, September 11, 2016

Another Year, Another Mountain

As has been tradition for the past few years, Ellen and I took our annual 14er hike this weekend. This year's target: Mt. Democrat.

We stayed the night in Silverthorne so that we wouldn't have to get up too ungodly early. On the way to the trailhead, we caught some fall colors.

Kite Lake Trailhead was our starting point, which is around 12,000 feet.

The first half was pretty easy, but by the time we hit the saddle, the talus was aplenty. Annoying to hike on, but the new views opening up made up for it.

And, without further ado, here's the view from the top at 14,148 feet.

And, his and hers truly.

Bonus: After the hike we had lunch in Breckenridge and completely unbeknownst to us stumbled across their Octoberfest party! The key takeaway from the event was that we'll soon be making this simple but super-fun game for y'all to play the next time you visit us!

In the interest of migrating stuff off of Facebook and over here to this blog, here's a brief recap of previous 14er hikes:

Grays Peak and Torrys Peak in September 2015

Mount Bierstadt in July 2014

Mount Massive in September 2013

Two Guns Distillery post-hike medicine.

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