Mt Evans

Mt Evans in May 2013

We visited Mt Evans a couple of weeks ago. 

It was the first day of the season that the road was open. 


I loved seeing the Bristlecone Pine standing tall after hundreds and sometimes even thousands of years of torture from the wind and extreme winter temperatures.

My parents were here for our visit and it was so nice to take a break with them from the projects at home. 

Like pouring concrete steps:


The views were quite extraordinary above the tree line where the air was thin and the wind bitter cold. 


Lucky for us it was a pretty clear day so we could see far far off into the horizon. A few did get a little altitude sickness at 14,100+ feet. I looked down at little Roo once and she seemed quite dazed and a little off balance. Her little lips were a tad blue and she said she felt tired. Her daddy scooped her up and she laid her head down until we got back into the car. My mom also got a little short of breath just as we decided it was time to head down. 


And Easy is able to claim that he long-boarded on the highest paved road in America. 


We plan on having quite a few local adventures this summer and I feel like Mt Evans was just the thing to get us started. 


On our way back down the mountain we stopped at Echo Lake and enjoyed a PB&J picnic lunch, collected pussy-willows, and threw rocks in the water. Mae and Ava played Tic-Tac-Toe in the dirt, Roo searched for bugs with Grandpa, and Rosie worked on walking.

I've always been a big believer in loving where you live and exploring your own turf - remember we lived in Arkansas?? There is so much to see, do, and appreciate wherever you are - it doesn't take a grand expedition, a lot of times the most beautiful places are free...and in your own backyard.


nettie said...

It's super easy to love Colorado.


Looks like a sweet trip! I want to go too!

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