We had a wonderful day, hiking in God’s Creation! We had decided to do a nine mile hike, with an elevation gain of 2300 feet. As we progressed on the trail, we met quite a few people coming the opposite way, but not one passed us going our way. We found out later that the route we took was quite vigorous–it’s much easier if you start on the other end.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our long hike (although the girls had to trade around hiking boots a few times due to blisters). Our favorite thing to do is hike in the woods, and today we got a lot of it. We’ve decided to do a lighter hike tomorrow, and by late afternoon, we have to begin our descent to Kansas! We’ll be staying the night in the bus at a friend’s home outside of Denver.
Enjoy the pictures…
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness” (Psalms 48:1).
7 thoughts on “Nine Mile Hike”
How fun! Did you all enter the RMNP through the Estes Park entrance?
———–Yes, it was through Estes Park!
How fun! I love to take walks and things and be out in nature with my family! I love all these beautiful family pictures! And you have the perfect backdrops for them! 😀 Praying for your continued safety and a blessed time ministering!
All of your pictures have been breathtaking. I have always wanted to visit all the National Parks and that one looks amazing.
Looks like you had favorable weather – what a blessing. I would’ve thought it would be cool during this time of the year in the mountains, but you’re all dressed lightly so it must have been very pleasant. Have a safe trip back home. God bless.
The temperatures were very nice. We had light fleece jackets, and there were only a few times on the hike we had to wear them. Often, short sleeves were just great.
How wonderful to see your beautiful pictures of Colorado! You should take your best pictures from the year and put together a calendar and give them as Christmas presents. Ironically, I am traveling from NH to CO on Thursday for a writer’s conference. So close! So close to the Maxwells! I vote you should have a conference in New England sometime soon. 🙂
what a wonderful hike–your photos are beautiful (thank you to whoever is taking these. quite talented with a camera.)
i love to hike with my family. it is something we did a lot of as a family, and my children still do a lot of.
when you are in washington, on your winter tour, you will be near mt. rainier and the olympic mountains. the weather will be questionable, but you might be able to get a good walk in somewhere. we live in enumclaw, the plateau of mt. rainier. the mountain is what we see first thing every morning.
continued prayers as you travel.
blessings, mrs. mari
I have to say how much this post made me smile. Thank you. We live in the UK, and last week were on holiday in the Lake District (mountains, but not so high as yours!) and we went walking. We covered 6 and a half miles and an elevation of about 2600ft. So, very similar to your walk. I really struggled with a past pregnancy induced pelvic joint problem on the way down. The children aged 9 and 10 were bouncing along, making me feel quite antique. At one point the pain was so bad I thought I might need Mountain Rescue to get me down. But, I managed it. Praise God. But, do you know the thought that made me manage to get down? It was that I couldn’t face the Rescue people thinking that I was a silly, ill-prepared woman to climb that mountain in a skirt!! So, I smiled very heartily when I read your account and then saw your beautiful photos, and all the ladies in your family skirt-clad. Hooray! Thanks for the encouragement, and apologies for the looooonnng comment.
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