AmyH and BSG were going to Colorado to hike something called a “14er.” Sailor Babo wasn’t great at math, so he figured what he didn’t know wouldn’t hurt him.
First, they started off on a warm-up hike near Pagosa Springs where they were staying for the week. This hike was called the Fourmile Trail to the Fourmile Falls. Again – more math!
Then they all drove to an old mining town called Lake City to be close to the trailhead the next morning.
They stayed a hostel frequented by through-hikers on the Colorado Trail. AmyH said Sailor Babo was lucky to not have a sense of smell.
Then they were all off to hike a mountain. They started around 10,500 feet so they had 3,548 feet to go to reach the top. The weather was perfect, the wildflowers were blooming as far as the eye could see and mountain snow was forming alpine lakes, streams and waterfalls.
The hike started getting a lot harder at the top. Sailor Babo was giving it his all and didn’t say nearly as many bad words as AmyH did.
Sailor Babo celebrated by playing in the snow and streams on the way back down.
Everyone made it down safely and had a great time. Except for that stretch when AmyH was not very happy about the steepness and slick going toward the top. But it really was worth all of the effort.