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“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

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Hey there!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Here in Denver we’re still settling in and adjusting to our new surroundings… so what is a new Denver-ite to do their first official weekend in the city?

LEAVE… and head to the mountains where the Earth and sky meet… and where nature’s call certainly emanates from.  Well we did just that!

With a short pit stop to pick up left behind shoes and mail, we headed south to Colorado Springs and then on to Pike’s Peak!

For those of you reading from afar, Pike’s Peak stands tall and proud in the Colorado Springs skyline.  It is very obviously the highest mountain you can see from our friend’s front porch, but believe it or not, it is only the 31st tallest mountain in Colorado!  It stands at a whopping 14,110 ft, and is one of the famed 14-ers.  Luckily, because the Big Z and I have yet to start our exercise regime that will prep us for actually climbing (aka slowly hiking) these giants, there is a beautiful road that leads to the top.  It was a fantastic and gorgeous trip to the top with some unexpectedly breath taking views… and of course the obligatory hand-clutching-door-as-if-that-could-stop-the-car-from-plunging-off-the-side-of-the-mountain moments.

For some reason that I cannot even begin to fabricate, I did not remember to bring my camera… and so the pictures are minimal and taken by my phone camera, but they turned out okay.  Feel free to take a peak (hahahaha – pun and incorrect spelling intended!) and let me know what you think!  Could you climb a 14-er?  What are your favorite mountain trails?  Secret nature spots?

Check out the fantastic (wink wink) pictures below the cut!

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