He went with a friend from work and although their goal wasn't to climb to the top, it was still a day full of fatigue. About 7 miles into the climb is a camp called "Barr Camp". This camp was the destination for the day. With snow already atop the mountain, we thought it wise to wait until summer to conquer that feat.
One feature about this camp is that it is often used as a stopover campground for people of all ages to rest for the night, have a big spaghetti dinner, refill their water, sleep on cots, and wake up to the smell of pancakes before finishing their journey to the summit. Heath really wants us to do this together next year. He doesn't hold much faith in my hiking abilities, but he didn't know how much hiking I did during my youth. Second nature to me. I really do love it....just haven't done it in a few years! As much as I love hiking in the mountains, I'm looking forward to warmer temperatures before I make that particular hike!
Anyway, Heath climbed up to the Barr Camp and then back down last Saturday. He had a great time. It was 7 miles up and 7 miles down. Here are a few pictures from his journey.
Starting off...temperatures are still pleasant.
Getting closer to Pikes Peak with every step.
Getting closer and closer....
Here is the walkway up to the Barr Camp. Even though it didn't have snow yet, the streams were completely frozen over.
Heath said he was so happy to see that camp!
Then they headed back down the mountain after one last look at the city below.