On of the days, my husband and I decided to go to Mount Evans, which is one of the fourteeners in the Rockies. We asked the family about which fourteener to go to (Pikes Peak or Mount Evans), and they suggested Mount Evans. They said Mount Evans is larger (elevation: 14,265 feet) and not as touristy. Another fun fact: Mount Evans also has the highest paved road in North America.
Since I didn't want to share hundreds and hundreds of pictures on my post about my vacation, I'd figured that I would share some extra pictures of this particular excursion.
In some of the pictures, it looks like we are close to other mountains or hills. In actuality, it's a cliff face that goes straight down. There was tons of clouds, and we had to wait until some passed to get really good pictures. Like I said in my other post, we were so high up that a thunderstorm passed below us! We even saw the lightning! Crazy, huh?
Later I found out that there is a race up the entire mountain. I'm not a runner and never will be (don't want to be either). I also couldn't imagine running that far, especially with the switchbacks, incline, and altitude. The altitude did not make me sick, but you could definitely tell the air was thinner at the top. Combine the really high altitude with running? No, thanks.
Still, look at these amazing views!