Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colorado Day One (7/3) - Mt Evans

We took an early flight to Denver so arrived about 10:30 am Mountain Time. We stopped to eat at a great pizza place called Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs Colorado. After lunch we headed up the road to Mt Evans. It is the highest paved road in North America. Here we are standing near the top at over 14,000 feet above sea level. From here you hike up a short trail to the summit. OK remember we just flew in from almost sea level that morning not to mention the wind chill probably was in the upper 30's. This short hike was enough for me to know I will never aspire to climb tall mountains. And I have never seen a Mountain Goat very close, they only live above the tree line. This one hangs out near the top and likes to lick the minerals in the rocks. There are no guard rails on the road up, but if you are ever in Colorado I would try to make this few of us could ever get this high under our own power.

1 comment:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Rocky Mountain high (with goats, too)!