Cloudy morning in the Sawatch

August 8, 2006 at 8:54 am

Yes, I know, it’s been a while since my last posting! Last weekend we traveled south to Leadville, CO and spent the weekend camping and hiking Mt. Elbert. At 14,436ft tall, this is the highest peak in Colorado. And Mark and I bagged it! Woo-hoo!

Unfortunately, it was a very wet day, with clouds moving into the area by 8:30 am. Most of our hike on the way up was totally closed in by clouds, and there was absolutely no view at all from the top off the mountain. Oh well, at least we can say we stood at the highest point in a very high and pointy state!

More pictures will follow this one, and I’ll set up a gallery soon. For now, the shot below is from our hike down, after popping out the bottom of the cloud. It’s a view of Mt Massive (the 2nd tallest peak in CO) from the upper slopes of Mt Elbert. Sawatch range, Colorado.