When in Colorado you might as well try it!…right? So we got in the car and Googled the closest place…feeling a bit excited. Neither of us had done this before so we weren’t sure what to expect. A couple hours later we were both light-headed, out of breath, and craving pie for some strange reason.
We had just bagged our first 14er in Colorado by driving/hiking to the top of Mount Evans! A “14er” is a mountain 14,000+ feet above sea level and Colorado houses an impressive 53 of them. Our soft coastal baby lungs could feel the air thinning at around 10K feet and we hadn’t even stepped out of the car yet. We started our (very short) hike at around 14K looking like a couple of geriatrics on muscle relaxers. Slow and steady we hobbled to the summit. After hangin’ with some Marmots and a few pictures we were ready to head back to increased oxygen levels and the cafe advertising pie that we had passed. Mount Evans was truly beautiful and we look forward to actually summiting some 14ers the next time we’re in CO…more hiking less cheating.
Sorry if you had your heart set on a story about Jenna and I cramming Funyuns into our faces 🙂
The first time we visited CO together we really enjoyed it. After spending the past couple weeks exploring some of the cities, towns, happy hours, and more importantly the mountains, we can officially say “We love you Colorado!” It’s ok if you’re not ready to say it back, but you’ve got yourself a couple of stalkers who will be writing your name next to X’s & O’s in our trapperkeepers. If we could convince our friends and family to move here, we’d be happy to put down roots. Here’s some of what we did:
Camped in Roosevelt National Forest
Tea tour at Celestial Seasionings.
Camped at Horsetooth Reservoir, explored Fort Collins & Boulder, and visited Breckenridge where we spent the night above Blue Lakes @ 12,000 feet! This was an awesome find. We had the place to ourselves aside from the goats that woke us up in the morning. We also made some new friends after offering beers to some of the hikers…works every time.
Video of our goat buddies:
When camping at 12,000 feet your alarm clock sounds a little different. #travelamateurs #homeiswhereyouparkit #rockymountaingoat
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We watched The Breakfast Club at Red Rocks.
We went fly fishing in Estes Park!
And more camping and hiking in Roosevelt National Forest and Routt National Forest.
We had a blast in CO!!! A big thanks to my Mom and Nora for taking us in during our stay.