Or so we tried. A life long dream for Andrew was almost achieved this weekend while in Pagosa Springs for the 4th. We got most everyone up and hiking by 8:00 Saturday morning (minor miracle). The goal was to summit Pagosa Peak by 11 and be back in town to start 4th festivities by noon. In typical Pagosa fashion however, there were no good directions and no clearly marked trail heads for this famous peak. Turns out… we drove right past the trail head (which got us stuck in the mud) and ended up hiking up the side of a mountain that gave us tremendous views of the highest peak around, Pagosa Peak. We had a blast anyway and the mishap is now the butt of so many jokes.
Noelle and Michael did SO good! We definitely did NOT take it easy on them for their first hike in the altitude.