"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you."

Isaiah 60:1

Saturday, October 1, 2011

we made it up long's peak!

I know this post is pretty late after the fact, but life has been CRAZY with school starting again.

But on July 31, 2011 Rollin and I made it to the top of Long's Peak.  We had a great hike!  We both felt great physically.  We left around 2:25 in the morning and hiked the first 6.5 miles straight without any breaks and made it to the Boulderfield in about 2 hours and 45 minutes.  We saw shooting starts along the way :)  We made it to the Keyhole around 6 in the morning and watched the sunrise as we climbed up to the Keyhole.  Around 6:15 we left the Keyhole and made it to the top around 7:50 in the morning.  The last mile and a half was brutal.  The weather was perfect so we relaxed on the summit for about 2 hours before coming down.  We made it back down to the Boulderfield campsite around around 11:15 and when we left the Boulderfield we almost RAN the last 6.5 miles because we made it back in 1 hour 55 minutes!

The hike was perfect and so special.  Rollin and I love hiking and enjoy doing it together to enjoy the beautiful creation.  I'm thankful that we have had these opportunities to do things like these.

At the Boulderfield at 5:15 AM

See the sun rays?


 At the Keyhole

 Rollin about the summit!



 Long's Peak has a very flat summit about the size of a football field!