|"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. |
The way of life is wonderful: it is by abandonment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "Circles"
The trip in pictures...
Chapter 1 - Christmas in July (kind of):
|The week included a lot of cooking (and eating!) with the my nephew |
Caleb and niece Ashlyn.
|Not our kids! Hanging out at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo |
with the kiddos (Wallabies in background).
|Another zoo shot with Mom and Ashlyn.|
|A couple of kissing fools under the 'kissing camels' in Garden of the Gods|
during a circumnavigation of the park.
|Self-portrait at the trail head for Pikes Peak (~6,200 feet).|
|A reading companion at Barr Camp, our camp for the night.|
|Classic Barr Camp shot (2013)! It was a treat to show Linds this|
chapter of my life (when I was a caretaker at Barr).
|Early morning snack break on the trail (~12,500 feet)|
|Headed to 'the cirque' (~13,000 feet)|
|On the summit of Pikes Peak (14,115 feet)|