Friday, July 27, 2007

Getting away from it all

One of my friends and I decided we'd had enough of the news, enough of mundane jobs, and enough of the crap of the "real" world, so we decided to get away from it all today and go to Mt. Evans.

For those of you unfamiliar with Mt. Evans...it's one of our bigger fourteeners here in Colorado, and it has the highest road in America. We didn't actually make it to the summit because it was pretty well clouded over, and the road up had scared the hell out of her. There are a few places where the road drops off right at the edge and falls several hundred feet. The road from Summit Lake to the actual summit is even worse, so we decided to forgo the final few miles, but I did get some good pictures...


Echo Lake


A cool tree stump


The road to the summit


Some lower lakes


A great shot of Summit Lake


A great cascade


Some flowers by the cascade

2 comments:

Spencer said...

nice photos, j. with whom did you go? we ALL need to get away once in awhile...

hey, look for mike keefe's editorial cartoon in today's denver post! i think you'll get a laugh out of it.

J Erwine said...

I went with Vik.

The cartoon was pretty funny. Like I keep telling people, athletes in all sports are doping...cycling is just trying to do something about it.