For our first day we decided to hike to the top of our first 14,000 foot peak. (or 14’er if you want to talk like a local) We headed up the trail and started to fall behind Warren and Ernie because Sandra was getting some nasty blisters from her boots. Something we really didn’t want to encourage because we would have a really rough hike down if they didn’t get better.
That’s when we turned to see what our view of the mountain range and what an incredible view! This was mid July and there was more snow than we could imagine!
We were almost to the peek when a nasty storm rolled in and we decided to race down to a safer elevation to avoid the lightning but we didn’t expect to have to deal with a hail storm! That’s when we really began to rush down hill. The hail was coming down hard and it was painful because we didn’t have much more than our rain coats to protect us. Warren and Ernie were at the peek so we had no idea what they were dealing with but the lighting and hail was horrible at our elevation.
Finally the storm let up and we found a nice place to sit and wait for Warren and Ernie to meet up with us again.
At this elevation we had no idea how they were doing because the lightning was everywhere. All we could do was wait. In the last video I was up the trail trying to see if I could see Warren and Ernie on the trail back down. All we could do was wait, hopefully they didn’t have any trouble, because there wasn’t much we could do for them if they did.