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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pikes Peak Hike

We did it!!! Wahoo!!! Last Saturday, Ben and I completed the hike to the top of pikes peak. This was no small walk in the park! It rocked our socks!
It is a 12 1/2 mile hike. We started at 7000ft elevation and ended at 14,110 ft. Needless to say, the last 3-4 miles of the hike we were a little short on oxygen.
It took us about 6 1/2 hours to summit. There was snow the last few miles and on top and it was freezing! It was so cool to be up there though and to take in the amazing view, wow! It was gorgeous!
A really nice girl in our ward watched the kids for us, so we were able to hike with just the two of us. It was really fun to be alone with Ben and just be surrounded with so much beauty. It was great!
I am so proud of us. We have hiked all summer to get ready for this. We have done 10 hikes with the kids on our backs and one hike with just the two of us. So far this summer we have hiked 11 times and camped twice.
We kind of have a freakish love of the mountains, but it sure keeps us in shape, and our kids love it too.
Hiking buddies are always welcome!
(The picture of the mountain is what the peak looks like from our house.)


J&E said...

How awesome are you guys?! We'd love to be your hiking buddies, but just know that it will take you a LOT longer than 6 hours to get to the top with us in tow :o). We miss you guys.
Jacob, Erin & bump

Deanna said...

WOW!!! Way to go! I bet the view was punn intended!

Jessica Kay said...

way to go! that sounds fun to do some hiking alone, and I'm glad you got in one last good hike before the winter hits.

Jenni said...

You guys are amazing!! I can't even imagine how amazing it was to be on top of that peak! Can we be more like you guys some day?

Travis said...

You guys are awesome! I sure miss your bear hugs and akward pauses when you were the EQP @ school...jk, you rock.
-Travis Kay
PS- Is your company hiring?

kendra said...

Awesome! Who took your picture up there? I'm going to do it too - maybe in the spring, it's FREEZING up there.

Grandma and Bonka said...

You rock. Paul and I will have to train and join you. We do a lot of hiking. See our blog for some of our posts.

Nancy said...

OH! You put our hike to the top of Mt Pasubio to shame!! Ours was only 3 1/2 hours.

Wow, congratulations!

Darci and Ryan said...


I was blog hopping and found you, I am so excited. Your little family is SO cute!!! Email me at and I will send you a link to our blog, it's blocked. I would love to keep up on what's happening with you guys.

Darci (Hall) Lewis