Day 40: Mount Sherman

Day 40: Mount Sherman

Today was all about us girls. Zak sadly spent the day in the hotel room resting and recovering from whatever bug he caught. On the other hand, the girls and I were up at 4:30 and on the road well before 5:00. We had an hour and a half drive to the trailhead. There was not a single coffee shop open along the way at that god awful hour. The drive took us down a dirt/rock/gooved/curvy road for 11 miles….

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Girl On Fire

Girl On Fire

“Head in the clouds” – Alicia Keys For me the first half of today was pretty crummy. I just hung out in the hotel waiting for the girls to get back from their adventure, at least I’m back to healthy though. Go read their posts for all the details about their morning. I was super proud of them and also super jealous of them getting to complete their second 14er. Way to go! I was also really excited when they…

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Day 39: Conundrum Hot Spring hike out

Day 39: Conundrum Hot Spring hike out

We had one big goal today, get back to the car we left yesterday morning. We woke up at 6 and spent a whole hour packing up camp. We can’t figure out why it takes us so long, but it always does. By 7 we were on the trail and had a great pace throughout the 8.5 miles back. It was overcast all day and sprinkled the second half of the hike. I don’t think any of us minded feeling…

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Mountain Sound

Mountain Sound

“Through the woods we ran . . ./ And as I looked around, I began to notice / That we were nothing like the rest” -Of Monsters and Men We woke up this morning in a beautiful mountain valley. Last night after we had finished writing our posts a deer came up next to one of the tents. It loudly announced itself, but then got a little perturbed when we had the gall to look at it. We woke up…

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20 Miles In 2 Days

20 Miles In 2 Days

This morning we woke up with the crisp wind hitting our faces. After tyeing our boots up and a bite of Beef Jerky we started heading back down. The hike was just as beautiful as yesterday. Wildflowers, mountains, and Aspen’s were visible the whole time. While we were hiking we all named our packs. Here are the names. Dad/Fluffy- Bob 2/ Old Blue Me/Shooter- Cookie Monster Ellie/Calamari- Sour Cherry Mom/Latte- Granite What would you name your backpack? This was the…

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Day 37 and we only have 9 days left before we come home and we are camping tonight😜

Day 37 and we only have 9 days left before we come home and we are camping tonight😜

Today we got up ☝at 5:30. We tied up ☝ laces, snapped on backpacks, packed up the room, and KABOOM we were on are way to our first backpacking trip of the year. It is hard to believe how we still have so much to do in only 9 days. We have two mountains to climb, one night 🌙 with the Stewarts and one more backpacking trip. Plus two more camping trips, two Kimptons and a holiday inn. The last…

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First Backpacking Trip

First Backpacking Trip

July 14, This morning we woke up after an okay sleep. The TV was on all night there was no pictures or words coming out of it but it was on and you couldn’t turn it off so that was annoying. Right now I am laying in my tent listening to the creek. But so much has happened today. As we arrived at the trailhead. We were going through the list. Poop Bags ✅ Bathroom at the Trailhead❌ Clothes for…

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Day 37: Conundrum Hot Springs

Day 37: Conundrum Hot Springs

What a day!! It’s crazy that we are less than ten days until the end, but today was our first backpacking hike. Water is scarce in the desert, so we’ve had to wait until we got to Colorado. In a way I’m glad we’ve waited, since I felt totally 100% prepared. The hike was unlike anything we’ve seen this summer and was a welcome change of scenery. I think the most noteworthy part were the wild flowers. The trail was…

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S.O.B.

S.O.B.

“Son of a Bitch” – Nathaniel Ratliff Hands down, today was the hardest hike of the trip so far. We woke up early as usual, maybe even a bit earlier. Molly rejoiced in the fact that there was a Starbucks nearby for a morning latte and I had a cup of coffee. Then we made the quick drive up to Aspen, geared up, grabbed a couple extra poop bags since they were being offered for free, and hit the trail….

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Day 36 and we went to Besalt and had dinner😝

Day 36 and we went to Besalt and had dinner😝

Today we got up ☝ at 7:30. Then we were on the road again. We left the Barry’s 😛 house at 9:00 and stopped on our way to Carbondale to walk 🚶around a town and have lunch. I got a breakfast Quesada yummy 😋. Then we got back in the car 🚗 and drove to where our hotel is. Our hotel has two bedrooms. We chilled for a little bit and then walked around. I went back to the room…

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