Mount Princeton Hike

Monday morning Jesse, Anna, and Mary left the cabin early. The best way to hike Mount Princeton is to have a 4-WD vehicle, otherwise, you’ll end up with a lot of mileage! With Jesse’s rented Jeep, they drove up to the radio towers and parked. After that, it was a total of 6.4 miles and 3,688 feet of elevation gain.

They enjoyed an awesome morning hiking Princeton, made many memories together as siblings, and they were the first people to summit that day!

Enjoy the pictures.

An illuminate with head-lamp selfie in the dark.

The clouds were spectacular.

I was not with them on this hike, and the picture I posted of Anna and Mary the other day Jesse took. He’s an awesome photographer and has an incredible eye for it.

After the sun came up, the clouds disappeared.

The route was easy to follow.

On the saddle

They made their summit at 7:45 am!

Relaxing

Jesse

Lots of wind at the top!

Heading back down.

If you look closely, you can see the faint trail line.

Looking back up the ridge.

Jesse and Mary

They walked on a huge rock field.

Jesse and Anna

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58

18 thoughts on “Mount Princeton Hike”

  1. Abdolutely beautiful! Thank you again for sharing your family’s adventure. God is great!! May I ask what kind of shoes the girls are wearing? I usually wear regular athletic shoes and they don’t always work the best for me. Thanks!

    1. Anna, Sarah, and I wear Columbia Moab Ventilator hiking boots. The girls wear low top ones, but I have solved my down-hill hiking knee pain with the ankle high ones. Mary has settled on a Hoka trail runner. It looks more like a running shoe. She has had a lot of blister problems when hiking and these shoes have done much better for her.

  2. Wow! That’s amazing. What kind of training do y’all do to prepare for those hikes! I’d live to hike a 14er. Looks so cool!?

  3. What a great sibling time!!!
    Looked like a steep climb.

    I wondered where the girls got their exercise skirts. Do you mind sharing that with us?
    Thanks!

  4. Amazing pictures! When I see the majesty of the Lord and His creation, it makes my soul tremble a little (in a good way). To see the power of His hands in what He has made is humbling,the fear of the Lord.

    Isn’t it true that you should plan your hikes at certain times because thunderstorms can come out of no where?? Also, what was that stack of rocks that looked like a tower?
    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Yes, our 14er hikes are done in the morning with a goal to be back below the tree line before the afternoon thunderstorms come in. You can see Jesse, Anna, and Mary started in the dark with headlamps. They were back at the cabin by 12:15, but they had to get up early and start early to get up and down by then.

      The stack of rocks is called a cairn. Cairns mark the trail when the trail is on rocks/boulders and a path kind of trail isn’t so possible. Usually even then you can kind of discern the direction with flatter areas, but the one in the lead is always looking for the next cairn and headed for it.

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