I love a weekend where I get to hike twice and I super love hikes with my girlfriends! This particular weekend was extra great because both happened!
I am such a lucky girl!
I woke up early Sunday all excited for my girlfriend hike and then got my second cancellation… but that still left me one girlfriend to enjoy the day with. I will tell you that I was somewhat tired from Bergen Peak the day before( and celebratory drinking post hike) but I at least I had a good idea of trail conditions, since Evergreen Mt at Three Sisters/Aldfer (Hike details here) was just a few miles away and this is where I was taking my girlfriend(s). I had decided as I was getting ready and that even if they all canceled I would still go…. But Carrie was my trooper and showed up early even!
The weather was not what I had hoped, it was going to be a tough hike for her and I wanted our typical blue bird skies when we got to the summit so that it all felt extra worth it. But in the end she totally rocked it and the cloudy skies gave a beautiful depth and moodiness to Mt. Evans that isn’t normally there on a sunny day. Which was kind of better, a moody Mt. Evans is incredibly beautiful, worth all that effort and more.
Hiking with Carrie was wonderful. Not only did I get to be a hiking guide, but I got to spend good time with one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She has been an incredible friend to me since I moved here and someone I have come to rely on heavily for advice. This hike was no different, she is such a true and amazing friend I was so thankful to get the morning to talk and hike with her.
The trail itself was in ok shape, it was hit hard in the floods we had in September but had faired better then other trails…. only one section was closed and there were some washouts along the way but nothing too bad. I was glad we could enjoy it that day.
On the bonus side, we had the trail mostly to ourselves all the way up and Carrie blew my mind with how quickly she was moving up the trail. On the way down we saw all the traffic of the day and strangely they were all bizarrely attractive men. We laughed a lot about it and simply enjoyed the view!!!!!
I know I say it a lot, but on this day like so many others, I was reminded of why I moved here and why I love hiking so much!!!