Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mt Yale

Thursday 6/21/12
9.5 miles
6:00 am) upper 30's @ the start 10,000 ft.
Mt Yale 14,198 ft.
Drove to the trail head Wednesday night. We got up at 5:00 am.
after sleeping the night in the car. Not the best nights sleep
but got some sleep. We hiked the entire 4.75 miles to the summit.
This was a hard hike. Above treeline I was feeling it. The summit
was awesome! Only my second 14er summit. The down was tricky
as we got off route and had to scramble back to the top. We
lost at least an hour finding our way back. Going down was
much faster but was hard on the quads. We did do some
running on the flater sections. Had a great time and plan on
doing a few more of these 14er's this summer.


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