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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!



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

Monday Afternoon

We’ll share on the Mt. Princeton adventure later, but Monday afternoon, we piled into Jesse’s rented Jeep and went to explore an area.

As we drove along the bouncy road (sorry, didn’t get pictures!), I made a comment that this area would be perfect to see wildlife. Literally 2 minutes later, we spotted 2 moose. 🙂 Totally awesome. See if you can find them in the picture below. We stopped and spent time watching.


Moose watching

Here’s a close-up

At the end of the road, we got out and explored up a path and into an area surrounded by mountains. We found ourselves comfy places and enjoyed the sunshine and quiet time.

Checking out the echo

Dad’s favorite mountain is in the background (Jones Mountain). We wanted to climb it this year, but it didn’t work out to keep the Jeep for a day longer. The road is just too rough for the mini-van. Dad takes the mini down some interesting dirt roads, but there is a point when it is too much! 🙂 

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.”
Psalm 48:1

The Heavens Declare

Mary and Anna hiking Princeton Monday morning with Jesse

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech,
and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.”
Psalm 19:1-3

Sunday in the Mountains

Good morning from Colorado!

We’re enjoying a quiet day today, after several days of great hikes. I am looking forward to catching you up on what we’ve done!

Sunday we hiked up several miles to a ridge we’ve gone to before.  When we arrived at the ridge, we found a beautiful spot and settled to have church. It’s not often that we have so much time to just enjoy the views and sunshine. Singing hymns takes on a new meaning when you’re on the mountain, looking over the forest glades and down lofty mountain grandeur. We each shared what we’ve been reading in our Bible time and what the Lord’s been teaching us through it.

Truly, we’re grateful for this special time away to be in the mountains!


We only saw a total of three hikers, and one of them took our family picture.

Mary, Jesse, Anna, and me

Sweet sisters!

“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord,
call upon his name, declare his doings among the people,
make mention that his name is exalted.”
Isaiah 12:3-4

Pikes Peak

We arrived at the entrance to Pikes Peak a little after 4PM. The afternoon sunlight with dramatic clouds flowing over the mountain and the gorgeous terrain provided for an amazing drive.

This turned out to be our first “summit” with a gift shop and parking lot! 🙂 We did see a lady hiking up, and we wanted to cheer her on, as hiking Pikes Peak is a great accomplishment.

When we arrived at the top, the clouds obscured our view, but by the time we came out of the gift shop, they had cleared. Grateful to have some amazing views, we grabbed pictures, and then we went to another area that was not the touristy spot, and we watched the clouds roll over the mountain and then over us. An awesome moment of God’s incredible Hand over nature!

Enjoy the pictures!


It was windy and cold!

Love this one!

So windy!

If you look closely at the above picture, you’ll see Jesse’s shadow. A really incredible moment that happened with the clouds and sun!

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
Psalm 19:1

Loving Our Time in Colorado

Hi y’all! Just a quick post to share a couple pictures.

Saturday, we stopped for a late lunch/early dinner in Colorado Springs, and after that, Jesse, Anna, Mary, and I decided to go up to Pikes Peak while Dad and Mom took the other vehicle to the cabin. They’d been a few years prior.

We enjoyed Pikes Peak!


“O LORD our Lord,
how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
Psalm 8:9