But I did another pair of 14ers! This time it was Mount Bierstadt (which is impossible to spell) and Mount Evans!
Went with a totally different group of people, new mountains, different atmosphere, but the same breath-taking views.
Looking over these pictures, in light of the dozen fires that have been blazing through Colorado, my heart sinks. It is devastating to see the smoke fill the air. Knowing it will take generations for all those trees to grow back to their prior beauty. My heart goes out to all the families and small businesses that are being evacuated. Please keep these beautiful mountains, the homes, and all the families in your prayers that are being affected right now.
GOD: send the rain!!
At the top of Mt Bierstadt: 14, 065 ft
Sawtooth Pass: technical + sketch = awesome!
Can you spot the marmot?
Siesta at the top of Mt Evans: 14,265 ft
You can drive to the top of Evans. It was a zoo.
Our descent was through the swamp. Can you say, "Man vs. Wild"!?