The first weekend of October a group of friends met half way from Denver, CO and Los Alamos, NM to hike Humboldt Peak. The elevation was 14,070 ft in the wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in southern Colorado. Our group of 6 traveled round trip from Rainbow trail head ascending to the peak, and our descesnd from the summit down through South Colony route. Followed by a restful moment by the south colony lake. Overall, it was a beautiful inspiring weekend in the mountains of Colorado. I knew little about what to expect when hiking a fourteener. But I gave my self to that mountain, and it embraced me. I was prepared as we all were with water, food, warms cloths, and cameras. But next time I will travel a little lighter with a day pack. It was brutal at times with the cold wind, and the steep incline. Every so often I would stop, and look back towards the valley knowing progression was being made. During the last stretch I felt I wasn’t even close, but I reached to pull my self up, and I was standing on the summit. From there on out my mind was racing with thoughts of appreciation, and the love for life. After taking so many pictures it still does not capture its true essence of that moment of experiance. That feeling of accomplishment is embeded within my soul making myself as well as my fellow friends stronger. This peak gave me the thought to start this blog also with the influence of Ms. Burgandy Brock. Love and light to all that came on this journey.
Photo Credit: Katelyn Lopez
Tyler Jarvis, Mark Paternoster, Matt Byers, Dylan Harwell, Burgandy Brock, Katelyn Lopez.