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Last Day

Last Day

Today was the last day. We have done so much over the past month and a half. We added up all the miles and hiked 200 miles in the last 6 weeks. We hiked in the desert, mountains, and water. We had our good days, and bad days. We had our moments. We all learned about life before us, the Earth, and each other. We cried and laughed. But I would do this trip again in a heartbeat. Although I…

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Boring Day

Boring Day

Today we drove. That is all we did. We listened to Dessert Solitaire. Now we are in Omaha. I am excited to see all of my friends tomorrow!

Denver

Denver

This morning we got to sleep in. I got to enjoy some tea. I was going to get iced tea but they didn’t have it so I was going to make it myself. I put the water in the cup. Apperaently either the water was way too hot which it didn’t feel like that or the cup was super thin because when I put the water in the cup melted and that was pretty cool! We then around 10ish got…

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Last Hike

Last Hike

This morning we woke up to a deer. It stayed near us all morning. It was pretty creepy. After packing up we headed back down. Sadly, this was the last time. Now all we have is Denver and driving. The hike down was beautiful. During it I thought about all of the hikes we’ve done, places we’ve been, things we’ve seen, and people we’ve met. It’s been amazing. We will only hike on the occasional trip to Starved Rock, Coyahoga…

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Odessa Lake

Odessa Lake

July 19, Today was a backwards day. We slept in instead of waking up at the crack of dawn. We had a delicious huge breakfast instead of dinner. We did touristy things in the morning instead of afternoon. And we hiked in the evening instead of the morning. After sleeping in we got a delicious breakfast at Notch Top. We got a cinnamon roll appetizer because why not? Then I got the cinnamon roll french toast combo. That came with…

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Mt. Ida

Mt. Ida

Finally we summited Mt. Ida. After planning to do it for 2 years we were stopped by rain and snow. It was beautiful you could see the whole park. We saw mountains, cars, and animals. So many animals we saw deer, yellowed bellied marmots, elk, ground squirrels, pikas, and moose. The top was cold and windy but worth 100% of it. This morning we woke up around 5 and started the hike at 6:30. We apperaently still have a problem…

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White Water Rafting with the Stewart’s

White Water Rafting with the Stewart’s

This morning I woke up with out Ellie not right next to me. It was great! We woke up do a delicious homemade breakfast of French toast, eggs, fruit, and bacon. After playing more chutes and ladders Colin was dropped off at camp. At 9:00 we arrived at Clear Creek Rafting. 2 years ago we white Water rafted and Crawfish was our guide. We asked if he was still there. Our guide Ana said yes and that he lives in…

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Mt. Sherman

Mt. Sherman

This morning we woke up at 4:30. My mom, Ellie, and I headed towards the Mt. Sherman trail head. When opened our doors the cold wind slapped our faces. We put on our boots and started going up. Up, 2,000 something feet up. When we finished we were 14,034 feet in the air. The hike was amazing. There were beautiful views the whole way up. The end was amazing. I felt so accomplished and rewarded. We saw Mt. Elbert and…

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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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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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