Hiking Mt elbert

accurate diagram of the trial

After you study that map you may say to yourself “Woah, that’s steep!?” or “are you going to fall off” or “are they insane”. The answers are Yes, Likely, and definitely. With that being said we woke up at 5am with a temperature of 37 degrees. THIRTY SEVEN‼️ I slept in 2 pairs of socks, leggings, sweatpants, a long-sleeved workout shirt, and 2 sweatshirts and I was still freezing.

We had to walk a mile up the road to the trailhead and then we started going up. If you reference my diagram you would notice it was straight up. From the beginning it was pretty steep but it wasn’t until the last 2 miles that it got legit. It was straight up. And super windy which made for a little challenge. Please disregard the lack of wind in my diagram.

After a looooooonnnnnnngggggggggg hike up we made it to the top :). The views were gorgeous and we got to see the mountain we are climbing the day after tomorrow which is a whopping 11 feet shorter. At the top I ate a granola bar and took lots of pics. It felt super acconplishmenting at the top and it actually felt like the top of the world.

the hike down was pretty quick. I don’t really know what else to say. But it was perfect

3 thoughts on “Hiking Mt elbert

  1. Your accurate diagram looks quite intimidating! What a great accomplishment – you go, girl!

  2. Even your illustrations are sarcastic! Incredible! 🙂 And yet I believe you through the sarcasm 🙂 Gooooooood summary!

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