The snow is still plentiful all over the mountains and frankly I didn’t feel like dealing with it last weekend but I really wanted to get close to 10,000 ft high. Plus I have been feeling sadly out of shape so I picked my favorite standby, Bergen Peak (Hike Details here). The day was actually pretty cloudy and we were racing against a flash flood warning that popped up as we were driving to the trailhead.
Outside of the changing weather, which is a normal threat in Colorado like all the time, the hike was great. We spent about 4.5 hours hiking around 10.5-11 miles and the trail was CROWDED. Plus all the snow from the weekend before created snow melt streams in places we had never seen water at before while on this hike.
When we got to the summit, Mt. Evans was totally drenched in sun and blue skies while we hung out under clouds, it was awesome!
I started out this hike not wanting to be there for like the first time in years…. literally. It was not just a tough morning but a tough week, with a tough week before that one and another ahead of me. I was struggling at first but like it always does, the hike helped me process through some of that. and get to a place of happiness.
There are always tough times, the one thing that always makes me happy is hiking. I am so glad I forced myself out because it made this past week just a little easier to get through.
For the record there was no snow on Bergen peak. It was a little muddy and definitely crowded, people are getting anxious to get to get as high as they can right now, but overall it was the prefect place to hike and avoid snow.
I was happy to be out there and find some peace, that peace kept me moving all weekend and on a beautiful 3 day weekend no less!