S: Colorado Fun for the Long Family!
BC: Made especially for Wade by Jeri Love you!
FC: Colorado August 2011 | Beautiful views! | Family Fun! | Longs Peak
1: Rocky Mountain National Park Jerry, Joy, Buddy Wade, Shannon Jeri & Owen
2: Dad, Wade & Jeri Survived Longs Peak 14,259 feet August 14, 2011 Climbed to Chasm Junction 11,800ft 3.7 mi. 8/14/2011 Longs Peak is one of the 53 mountains with summits over 14,000 feet in Colorado. It can be prominently seen from Longmont, Colorado (where Dad and Joy's condo is), as well as from the rest of the Colorado Front Range. It is named after Major Stephen Long, who explored the area in the 1820s. Longs Peak is one of the most prominent mountains in Colorado, rising 7,000 feet above the town of Estes Park, Colorado to the northeast.
3: Our DREAM for future years: Climb to Boulder Field on day one and view the awesome keyhole formation (seen below), camp overnight in Boulder Field then climb to the summit the following day.
4: Took a few breaks to enjoy the spectacular views and possibly catch our breath! Dad was told that Alpine Bridge was the planks he and Wade are standing on; we later learned it was actually the bridge Dad, Wade and Jeri are standing on above. It provided for a good laugh!
6: Despite the treacherous trails, there was only one fall on the way down. Jeri took home a souvenir in the form of a scar.
7: We referred to the mound of rocks Dad and Jeri are pictured in front of as our 'mini boulder field'!
8: Wade make Dad and Jeri nervous as he ventured out to the point of this huge rock at Chasm Junction!
9: Jeri took lots of pictures of Wade in front of rock formations and odd shaped trees as well as tons of self portraits!
10: Chasm Junction - 3.7 Miles
12: Snow in August?!
13: Elk Crossing
16: Owen is the luckiest boy in the world and definitely felt the love while in Colorado. He met his cousin Shannon for the first time and they became instant friends.
17: Grandma, Grandpa and Owen enjoying some time together before bedtime.
18: Daddies and their Daughters.
19: Grandpa's Sidekick!