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 Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft

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PostSubject: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:00 pm

It was time to start back on some 14ers here, i don't think i have done one in over a year. Eddy's mom lives in Snowmass now, outside of Aspen and invited me to spend the night and knock out a 14er the next day. Took me over 3.5hrs to drive there after work on Friday night. I left the dogs home for 2 reasons, spending the night at her house and i was not sure how long the trek would be, it read 9.5miles on the reports but in the end we came up shorter. Jack in my mind could have done this one, Sierra, no way with all the rocks.

Here is our track:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zg-snrdqJx-c.k8UwNyR0qoNc&usp=sharing

RT was 7h 54min, 8.77 miles and 4,544 ft of elevation gain. It was the hardest summit i have done this yr, it could have been cause it was just hard or the fact that i was moving on 2 nights of no sleep and having a killer work out friday morning...

anyways on to the best part, some pictures, i tried to include more of the path we took, sorry no Jack or Sierra to look at.


you start out in the woods hiking


cross a "bridge"


cool "falls" from the stream


get out the the trees into rocks


the summit is never in view, so you just keep going up




me in front


the little mound on the right is just a mound
right around this point i think i was getting altitude sickness, i just felt like i was gonna puke, no fun at all. we were right at 14k feet here




me

hey look the summit!


Summit views:



















me chilling on top


my summit shot


Gina and I, this lady rocks, out with a broken wrist and all!


clouds started building and making everything look cool, also meant we need to get moving down.


twin lakes










heading back down




Gina walked the snow feild


I Glissaded it Smile


class 3 ridge you can take from another route


looking back, summit not in view












back into the woods




the bridge that says we are almost back!


this was the start of the trail, that mountain in the middle is the one we hiked, summit not in view.


i stopped at twin lakes to take a picture looking back, one of those mountains was the one we did.

little fun video of me Glissading


till our next adventure...

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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:14 pm

I seriously am in love with your pictures and adventures. I'm not going to lie though some of the photos of the drops/heights makes me a little queasy. Lol. I wonder if I could even handle the height of some of these but the views and majesty would make it worth it.

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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:50 pm

wow, love the water fall picture. awesome pictures of your adventure looks like it was so much fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:43 pm

The scenery is just stunning, beautiful pics!!! Soon as it cools down a little here, I want to find more places to hike .
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:24 am

Jenn- those pictures are wonderful! Ever thought of doing a (non-husky) calendar? Or selling photos to, I dunno, National Geographic or something?

Ugh, altitude sickness...I cannot imagine. Only once, we are at 12-14 MSL in the airplane - both Josh and I were getting queezy and anxious, finally went on oxygen and immediately better (technically only the pilot "needed" it, only need to "offer" it to passengers.) Nope, don't like the altitudes

I love the "bridge" pic, too

ANd...what is that flower that looks like a little martian/space creature? Has lines somewhat like a lady's slipper without all the spikey stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:24 pm

Great pix as always, Jen.

I think all my hiking this summer will be "hiking without dogs."
It's been over 100 degrees the last three days- 22 days over 90 so far this summer- the average is 12- when we hit the record of 24, it will be the hottest summer ever in the PNW.

The "blob" of hot water in the eastern Pacific needs to go away.
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs~ La Plata peak CO~ 14,336ft   Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:17 pm

Michael, sucks you are having such a crappy summer, ours was delayed with snow and rain, hoping for a long fall to still get out.

Amy, I take the pictures for myself and to share, my camera is no where good enough to think of selling pics, glad so many enjoy them.
i don't know what flower/weed? that is, but the sucker hurts if you run into it!

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