Two Miles Short of Expectation

We are so grateful to have this time away in the mountains. Since Lake City, Colorado, is all new territory for us, we’re enjoying our exploring.

On Mary’s birthday, we wanted to climb a mountain we can see from our cabin — a 12 or 13er.

We started bright and early and enjoyed our time hiking.

Lots of beautiful aspen

When we got above the treeline, the views were so pretty.

We climbed to this scenic overlook and made some decisions. Based on the time, the looming clouds, and the distance yet to go, we decided not to attain the top. We were about a mile short of getting to the top. 🙂

Dad and Mom

Since we’d taken two vehicles to the trailhead, Jesse took the descent fast, so he could get a half-day of work in. We girls went a little further for an adventure and later caught up with Dad and Mom who headed down.

The clouds continued to build.

As we enjoyed a break (can you spot Anna on a recliner rock?), the storm with lightning began to move in.

The storm added some moisture and the lightning a little drama to the end of the hike but thankfully we were below the tree line.

Anna signing out of the trail log book
FaceTime with Calia and Elissa

We finished with a treat for the birthday girl in town. Happy Birthday!

“I press toward the mark for the prize of
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:14