Monday, September 27, 2010

Hiking Mt. Evans

We hiked Mt. Evans last weekend.

On our way, we drove through Golden, CO. I had never been there--lovely little town! We got coffee at this cute little coffee shop. Jesse thought it'd be awkward to take a photo, no photo :( haha

I'm just going to share a bunch of photos with you (captions are BELOW photos)--it was a blast!

Mt. Evans

Summit Lake. It was so beautiful.

First snow! was like 1/2 inch here, the most we hiked through was like 2 inches, but it got cold up there!

Here we are on the way up to summit this mountain!

My mountain man.

Keep following the rock pyramid piles...the guide across the mountain.

Jesse now has the camera...

"action shot, Bri" somehow it looks like I'm playing football.

This photo is to show how much faster Jesse hikes than I do. At this point, I think I was really cold too. So I was telling Jesse he might have to cut my frozen hands off. (We made a lot of "mistakes" this go around...gloves will be taken next time ;))

Summit Photo!

If you're still reading, you get to hear the full story. So we didn't know we could actually summit Mt. Evans...we knew the road leading up to the top was closed due to snow fall. The trails were open (as you just saw :)). But this meant that we didn't have quite the water and food needed to summit and then return back down the mountain the long way we came.

So we hiked down the side of the mountain...aka trail blazed our own.

The last photo shows what we hiked down.

May have been restricted land.

We made it ready for the next 14er!


  1. a) I love the picture of Jesse standing completely straight looking off to the right. Ha. It's seriously a typical Jesse stance :)
    b) You got a pair of the white glasses you were wanting!
    c) I feel like you guys are official "Coloradoians" now with these great pictures.
    d) Love and miss you guys...and Max!

  2. You are so beautiful! So are the mountains. And... well, Jesse is beautiful too. Haha. Love your trail blazing pictures.