Sunday, July 19, 2009

Trek Highlands Ranch 09

We called ourselves the Hard-y family. Tracy, Mark, Megan Di Di Jason Derrick Austin Doug Lindsey and ToriWearing the girls bonnets makes Austin and Derrick Thoughtful.
I won the biggest popped blister award. This was really painful and I had 6 miles to go. Austin saw me down and put his hat on my head. What a nice son.
Crossing the sweet water. A thoughtful spiritual moment as we thought about the young rescuer men who carried the company one at a time through the freezing water 100 years ago in winter.
Our family flag. The milk carton says "got trials" and the bubble says "I can do hard things."

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Backpacking with Tiana and Preston

For the 4th of July, Tiana and Preston were wonderful enough to meet us in Vail where we did the 10 mile trip to Notch Mountain. This is a special hike, because you can see the Holy Cross mountain from the top of Notch and many people thought if you hiked up all 13,000 feet, you'd be healed up there. We backpacked in the first night and had fun eating freeze dried dinners over our fire.

We watched fireworks in Beaver Creek the night of the 4th. They were spectacular. Then on the 5th Mark came horseback riding with me. It was a perfect trip except Tiana pulled two muscles and Preston got a little sick from the altitude.