Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mt. Bierstadt

Now that Leadville is over we finally got to go climb a 14er!  Surprisingly, Sean has never climbed one although he claims to be a Colorado (mostly) native. 

First up, was Mount Bierstadt.  I love Mt. Bierstadt because it is one of the easier 14ers to climb and also one of the shorter distance climbs and it is one of the peaks closest to Denver.  This made it the perfect choice for our not quite recovered legs.  We went on Labor day, but it was nice because we slept in and didn't actually make it to the trail head until about 11am.  Starting that late is never advised, but we ran it and were blessed with good weather and made it down the mountain before the afternoon thunderstorm. The leaves in Georgetown were beginning to change and the views were amazing.  The best surprise of the run was that we got to see Moose playing in the lake on the way back to our car. 
I am actually related to the Guanella's so this pass is extra special.

Should we be this close?

Moose swimming and storm brewing.
and of course we stopped at Mountain Buzz for an awesome lunch after.

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