It has been several months, but sharing a day in the hills with Sandi and Sage was a pleasure, as always. The scrambling prevalent between peaks two and four was uncharted territory for them, but they handled it with the strength and poise that guides them through every bit of life.
I titled this post Ten Mile Traverse: Version 1.9 since I didn't actually summit peak 10 this time around. Ominous clouds began making their presence known as we ascended peak 9. Being without a layer, I knew I would be in for a cold descent and a cold busride if I delayed and let the hail and rain catch me. We reached the saddle of peaks 9 and 10 about 6 hours and 40 minutes into the outing, at which point I began the dash down the gravel road and ski slopes to the Breckenridge Transit Station. It was a good days work.
I hope to continue with these Wednesday adventures. Few people spend their Wednesday mornings on the trails, it turns out. And I, thankfully, have great friends who also don't work 9-5s. Next Wednesday I look forward to joining Eric and Troy for a 54 mile day as they dig deep in an effort to set a new Colorado Trail Speed Record!
|Sage running up Peak One|
|View from Peak 3|
|Pick a line, any line...|
|Head in the clouds on Peak Two|
|Little exposure en route to Peak 3|
|Sage en route to slaying the Dragon|
|Scrambling the ridge between Three and Four|
|Sage and Sandi summiting Peak Four|
|Enjoying solid ground around Peak Five|
|Marching the steep grades up Peak Nine|