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Friday evening many of our crew sailed their ships south to find a safe port at the pirate's hideaway of Nassau (Divide, CO) and our gracious hosts Henry Every and Calico Jack. We loaded up on plenty of meat, wine and rum! Staying up late into the night, meant our early wake up muster call came too soon. But we had to raid Pikes Peak for the Pieces of Eight to be found on the summit!
We almost had to make Captain Flint walk the plank, since he didn't want to be a pirate!
We sailed our fleet to the Crags Campground and got prepared to board the merchant ship Pikes. We raised the black, grabbed our cutlasses and pistols and started hiking up the rigging.
After a long battle with a formative foe, we captured our prize, the Urca de Pikes! Pieces of Eight for everyone!
After our crew photo, it was time to cheer on our retiring pirates.
After the sea spray salute, it was time to break out the rum and start carousing!
After we had emptied the Urca de Pikes of all it's pieces of eight, it was time to head back to our own rigs.
After a successful plunder, we sailed back to the Port of Nassau, to count our booty. We drank so much wine and rum, we had to crash where we were, spending another night in the comfortable pirate's cove.
In all seriousness, I am so thankful to have met you guys at a Boulder HH quite awhile ago. Even more glad that I took up your offer to start hanging out more this year. You really helped me through a difficult time this winter, and I will always appreciate that Anastasia. Your mountain journey is just beginning, as lots of 13ers and other mountain adventures await. Lots of camping and campfires in our futures! It will be fun to watch and share in the progress you will make! Glad your passions have found root in the mountains!
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You are the queen of trip reports, and itĂ˘‚¬„˘s an honor to be featured in one if your write-ups! I love the way you captured fun spirit of the day. There is nothing better than trolling tourists, good laughs and champagne showers. Even Dillon got in full character when he decided to raid the doughnut house (oops, no dogs allowed ). Thank you for being there and for this awesome TR!
Sigepnader - glad you liked it. These are the fun ones to write
Ryan - plundered and not kicked out!
Jon - yeah, only 1 bottle of rum, but 3 big champagne (3 little ones), and some fireball. There would have been casualties if there was more rum!
Anastasia - wouldnĂ˘‚¬„˘t have missed it! Writing a finisher TR is the least I could do to help remember the special day. At least we made it very interesting and fun time! Hopefully youĂ˘‚¬„˘ll hike more 13ers and be in more TRĂ˘‚¬„˘s ;)
glenmiz - a flesh wound treated with rum. Glad that was it!
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