More CTR training on tap today.....but with no bike. Spent some time hiking a 14er here in Colorado. With my parents in town for a few days before heading off on a 'cooler' vacation in Alaska later in the weekend...my Dad joined me for the climb to the top of Grays Peak. Elevation 14,270 ft. Grays is one of the easier 14ers....as well as one of the busiest due to its access from Denver. My Dad and I made the round trip in 4.5 hours. Pace was leisure and comfortable. The pictures tell the story.
9 AM start. A little late by 14er standards....but we made it work.
Yes rocky, it is the Rocky Mountains after all.
Dad sitting at around 13,000 ft....staring at the summit. He was a sea level yesterday. "Got a little Captain in you?"
More creatures on the route today. No zoom needed. They were close and not moving too fast.
Looking across to another 14er.....Torreys Peak.
The summit at 14,270 feet. Picture was taken by a goat. Seriously.
The Suunto Core was only 2 ft off.
360 view from the summit.
Heading back down. Watch out for the goat!
Heading back down...as some dark clouds moved in and dropped some light rain/sleet. About 20-25 people on the 2 summits today when we were there.
Back to the parking lot at 11,200 ft after 4.5 hours of hiking.
All the photos posted here.