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.)