What better way to spend the 4th of July than to hike a 14’er??
14’er Defined: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14er
Well, we can’t claim a 14’er yet, we just hiked part of one and started around 10,000 ft, but we have big plans to summit the majority of Colorado’s 14ers: http://14ers.com/
We started at Summit Lake around 12,000 ft up Mt. Evans and headed up the trail. Beautiful scenery, lots of sun and, of course, wildlife. We saw mountain goats, marmots and a pika and then spent lunch on the south side of the mountain with views of Chatfield State Park and Pikes Peak, some 50+ miles away. Mt. Evans, at 14,265, can be seen from over 100 miles away to the east and many miles in other directions. It is one of the most dominating peaks of the Denver skyline/Front Range and is also home to America’s highest paved road.
Click HERE for information about Mount Evans.