Sunday, July 3, 2011

Missouri Mountain my 21st 14er!

Yesterday alarm went off at 3:45am. Got ready and drove to a park and ride to meet 2 others. Then drove to the trailhead, which was near Leadville, CO. We got started at 7:30am. The plan was to hike Missouri Mtn. and then also get to Oxford and Belford however there was still snow on the trail and since it was our first hike of the season and we were with a newbie we decided to just hike Missouri. The trail was gorgeous! We started out at 9,640 feet and the summit was 14, 067 so the hike went UP pretty quickly! I had done a track workout the day before so I started out a little stiff but after I warmed up I was kicking it!

When we arrived at the lot there were a ton of search and rescue people. I guess a father daughter had been missing since Tuesday. That was creepy. By the end of the day they did find them. Sadly they did not make it. It really got me thinking about life and taking things for granted. We saw this helicopter as we were hiking. They found them...

We made it to the summit in 3.5 hours, which isn't too bad for our group. It was great weather and hardly any wind, which is amazing for the summit!

We got down pretty quickly and headed home! What a great day! Rockies game today and the 4k tomorrow! What a FUN weekend!


  1. beautiful pictures!!! Check your email when you get a chance :)

  2. What a gorgeous hike to be able to do. Photos are great.