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 Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
 Post Date:  09/20/2010
 Date Climbed:   09/18/2010
 Posted By:  zoriloco

 Daughter/Father quality time   

After hitting the snooze buttone 2 or 3 times I finally got up Saturday morning and got all my gear ready. After picking up my daughter and getting some breakfast we headed over to Idaho Springs Mt Evans Road. When we got there the parking lot was almost full. I had decided that since I had my 2 year old with me I would only do the 3 mile route.


Turn off to the trail




Starting the day



The challange for the day. I was really not thinking i would be so sore the next day. But between the baby, water, etc I think i was pulling about 45-50lbs up that trail. Ohh got 3 blisters too.... lol



Looking back half way up



Our 1st stop for a snack



Really no surprise to me because she always falls asleep, but it always cracks me up to hear her snoring while im huffing and puffing up a trail.......... hahahaha



Finally made it to the top parking lot. After a quick rest we headed to summit. We got to see some mountain goats. Melissa really enjoued that.





Last strech to the top



At the top



Of course we pulled out our Guatemala flag





The Marker



We did not stay at the top for very long. Melissa was not liking the wind in her face. So after a couple of pics we headed back down. I felt it would be safer if we just went down the mountain thru the road instead then the loose gravel.



the views were still awesome





Even though it was easier to walk on pavement on my knees, I did get 3 blisters..... UGHH



Back at Summit lake




 


  • Comments or Questions
mtgirl


Cool !     2010-09-20 12:56:29
Melissa is gorgeous !


zoriloco


Thank you!     2010-09-20 16:36:46
She's a great sweet girl.


huffy13


Sweet!     2010-09-20 17:24:50
That is so cool that you spend that kind of time with your little girl! She grows up much more and I think carrying her on your back may be out of the question, huh? That picture of her asleep literally made me LOL! That is a shot that you can show her friends when she is a teenager...I am sure she will appreciate that! Good job!


mikemalick



Addiction?     2010-09-20 18:25:13
Is she officially addicted to 14ers yet???


sunny1


Absolutely charming!     2010-09-20 21:39:57
Love the pic of Melissa asleep while you do all the hauling!
Nice job! Strong work on several levels!


Johnson


What a little sweety!     2011-06-02 08:57:39
Nice TR and sweet pictures! I remember hiking down Harney Peak in South Dakota with my son sleeping on my back.... I didn't have him in a pack!


zoriloco


Lol!!     2010-09-21 09:42:06
Ohhh yes, she is getting way to big for that carrier. I think this is the last summer she gets to use it. She does tell me she likes to go hiking but she didnt like the wind at the summit. I think she'll catch the bug next summer.



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