My wife Sarah and I hadn't been to the top of Mt. Evans in a couple of
years, so on June 2 we decided to ride up (it's only about 50 miles from
our house in Denver). The roads were in great shape and the weather was almost perfect.
The temperature was about 35 degrees at the summit, but felt more
like 50 (between wind gusts, that is) thanks to some direct sun.
Near the top we met a real nice guy riding a sports bike. He must
have had on a lot less clothing than we did because he swore
he was 'freezing to death.'
BTW; yes, Sarah and I have climbed our share of 14'ers (including this one a couple of weeks later), but some days
you just want to take the easy way up!
At any rate; here are some photos I thought you might enjoy. --- RC
Hwy. 103 - halfway between Denver and Mt. Evans.
Mt. Evans (14,264 ft.) as seen from Summit Lake (12,830 Ft.)
Here's the FXRS a few hundred feet below the summit.
Sarah looking for warmer gloves.
North America's highest parking lot.
Hope nobody needed to use this restroom.
Walking the last part of the way.
Sarah at the top.
Obligatory summit shot.
USGS summit marker at 14,264 ft.
Temperature's dropping - time to head back.
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