Saturday, August 30, 2008

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness: Day 6

I'll be writing a few posts on our 2008 backpacking trip to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness in Colorado. You can see a Google Map of our hike and all of the pictures of from our trip on Flickr.

August 1, 2008

Our hiking today was relatively short, and all downhill... a first for us on this trip. Steph, Josh, Rachel, and I started out early right after breakfast. The hike down to the Piney Creek trail-head went fairly fast - almost a relaxing walk.

Josh and I made it down to the parking lot first, and our job was to drive my car to Cottonwood Pass to pick up our parent's car. That process took 30 minutes and by the time we got back Rachel and Steph had just finished packing out. Mom and Dad arrived a short time later and then it was time for the drive to Colorado Springs.

After a long drive we checked into our hotel, showered up, and then went looking for food. This is my second favorite part of a backpacking trip: prime rib following the trip. We went to Outback and ate way too much.

So that's it. Collegiate Peaks Wilderness backpacking trip done and in the bag... er, the backpack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think it would take a sit down conversation to understand exactly how you people love doing this sort of thing!

I commend you on a job well done, and if i had a certificate, i would send it your way! way to go burns and family!