This past weekend was Fathers Day in America. It was lovely. The weather was good and so were the activities. I got to attempt to climb a 14er again for the first time in several years (I don’t remember exactly how many, i think the last time was when Jamie and I were dating.) A 14er for those who are not Colorado-ans is a mountain higher than 14000ft above sea level (these are the highest peaks in the state). As a point of reference, Point Lenana on Mt Kenya which my dad and I climbed after Christmas in 2008, is just over 16000 ft above sea level. Anyway, there are 54 peaks 14000 ft or higher in CO. This one we attempted is the second highest in CO, a gigantic peak called, aptly, Mount Massive.
We had a lovely climb on a lovely day, aside from the fact we got a late start and we were all a bit out of shape. While traversing a snow field a good ways above tree line, my brother “post-holed” and ended up hyper extending his already shaky right knee. Knee-dless to say, that ended our ascent for the day. We still had about 1000ft and a mile or more to the top. So we stopped took some breaktaking photos and then slowly returned to the car. All-in-all a wonderful day aside from my brothers knee. I thought y’all might enjoy a couple of the photos. (click the photo to make it bigger, the thumbnails, don’t do justice)