some photos from our hike yesterday. guanella pass is closed just past the campground, so we parked there and snowshoed up the road.
mike decided to take a side trail. not sure i’d call it a shortcut. it cut out a couple of switchbacks on the road, but it was straight up. and i mean straight up. and deep. and slippery. we did not take that trail on the way back down
we were there! at 11,669′. the campground where we parked is at 10,900′. a measley 769′ feet we climbed. it sure did feel like a lot more! we’re hoping to hike mt bierstadt before we leave. we’ve never hiked up to 14k’. that would be awesome!
we just snowshoeing along, chatting. then WHAM! i trip up and fall face first into the snow. mike being the ever loving husband started talking photos. he didn’t even ask if i was ok. i guess my laughing was a sign that all was good. when i fell i also dropped dog treats, that’s the brown bits in the photo. sam quickly came over to “help” with the clean up. poor scout, he missed out on all the action