November 2017 – a trip home; a trip to Estes Park, Colorado; wedding anniversary; other life stuff.
Why hello dear internet. I’ve missed you. I took a break from my self-aggrandizing blog and from most other things that I’ve efforted toward for so long. And it’s been really nice.
On September 19, 2017 Dan and I hiked Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak. They are 14er #40 and #41 out of 58 for us and, unknowingly at the time, our last 14ers for the year (16 this summer). The mountains are now blanketed in snow – goodbye summer conditions!
Oh Lil Bear. How I’ve coveted and dreaded you. The crowning jewel of our 14er-filled summer. Also the one that spooked me the most.
Dan and I drove up to 10,000 ft on the rough and rocky Lake Como road. Lake Como is the basecamp for the 14ers Little Bear, Blanca, and Ellingwood. What a pretty area to camp for a few nights.
We hiked Mt. Lindsey on September 16, 2017. Fall has definitely made it’s appearance in the Colorado mountains – it was windy, colder, and the aspen leaves were changing to red and gold. The standard route up Mt. Lindsey gains 3,500 ft and is 8.25 miles round trip. Overall, a fun third class hike.
Over Labor Day weekend 2017 Dan and I hiked 14ers in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range. We summited Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak on Saturday and Humbolt Peak on Sunday. We took a group vote and the Crestones rank in our top five 14ers so far. Both involved fun scrambles on beautiful + mostly solid conglomerate rock. Humbolt was a mountain that involved hiking up and then down. It’s highlight was the fact that you could see the beauty of the Crestones from a good angle. Just kidding I was happy to have a hike like this after the 10 hours of struggle that was Saturday.
We went to Folly Beach in South Carolina because 1. it’s beach week time and 2. it was in the solar eclipse’s path of totality!!
I’ve been a nurse for three years and am six months into my position as a neuro nurse. So why not time for a day in the life!
HI AUGUST. And hi blog. I’ve missed you.
Since I last posted a few weeks ago, I attempted and failed to run a 100k, worked for a week at a Breckenridge camp for brain injured patients WHICH WAS AWESOME, and hiked three more 14ers with Dan. Which was also awesome.