High Country Hiking
What an excellent week! Last Monday I did a 7-mile loop over Medicine Bow in the Snowy Mountains of Wyoming, then Wednesday a 9-mile trip to the Isabelle Glacier in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, then Friday and Saturday a 14-mile climb of San Luis Peak (14,019') in the San Juans. Thirty miles of hiking, all above 10,000 feet. That's the best week of hiking I've had in a long time. This week should be equally good. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I'll be at Coors Field watching the Rockies host the Cubs. Friday I'll be climbing Mt. Evans and traversing the Sawtooth Ridge to Mt. Bierstadt, weather permitting, of course. I've done Bierstadt before, but not Evans, and the traverse will be made possible by some good friends willing to shuttle cars from the Mt. Evans road to Guanella Pass. After that, only one more week of summer before school starts!