09 August, 2006

Mt. Yale

A couple weeks ago Timon and I climbed a 14er. That would be a mountain peak above 14,000 feet. It was so awesome that I am just going to let the pics do the talking. mostly.

There is the peak we climbed, which was not much closer after hiking a couple miles.

In that dead tree standing beside Timon (above) we noticed some mountain blue birds feeding their babies in a tree, so I climbed up and took a quick photo.

This photo is to give some sense of perspective of size/distance. There are people in the foreground, but there are also some tiny specks of people farther down.

At this point, oxygen was decreasing with every step, so lots of time to stop and take pictures.

We made it!

You can click on the above image to see it larger.

We celebrated with lunch.

Then we got cold and dizzy and went back down.

After seven hours and 12 miles of nearly non-stop hiking, we returned to our campsite, on the banks of this stream.

Then we went to the drive-in.

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