Down the Barr Trail
In the mid of July, I experienced Pikes Peak in a different light. That weekend, I would mountain bike down the front of the Peak on the Barr trail. As with most activities, there was very little planning done to do this. I woke up in the morning and got a call from Jimmy that him and Paul were going down Pikes.
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Here be thy evil rocks
The last adventure before business week would took over was a spur of the moment “Find a way to get to the giant rocks above Manitou” hike. I found out that these big towering boulders would be referred to as GOG and MAGOG, which is biblically known as evil. I parked at Jimmy’s house and we decided on a plan of attack. Since we didn’t know if a formal trail existed at the time, we created a “best guess” plan. Continue reading “Gog and Magog Rocks”
In the middle of October, the parents came out to visit and have some high mountain fun. The trip would be the standard Colorado tour, including lots of eating, rock climbing, elk spotting, snow storms, high plains drifting, and hanging out at 14,000 ft.
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Bottomless Pit of Pikes Peak
On Memorial Day, after a weekend of being very unhealthy, a small party of us decided to the hike Pikes Peak from the Westerly side. This came to be after a late night call on Sunday from Ben and Amanda looking for a hike. After deciding not to do the hellish 26 mile trek that is Barr Trail, we set off in the morning for the Crags of Pikes Peak.
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On the weekend, Jimmy and Paul wanted to go Mountain biking in the Canyon above Manitou. Since I was still out of commission, I volunteered to drive and take some pictures of the event. Snow and beers were involved. Afterwards, on the drive back I took some pictures of the area, and played with some of the functions of my camera (focusing, flare, and HDR photos). More pictures after the jump.
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