UIS XC Conquers Pikes Peak

by Adventure with Scott
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July 16, 2019

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5:27 a.m. The adventure begins
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20 minutes later we are watching the sun come up
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Early on in nice shaded woods
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3 miles. Look at those smiles. “Fools. They have no idea what lies ahead.”
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Sporting UIS gear
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5 miles. We see Pikes Peak. But it still looks really far.
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Is that Bigfoot on the right?
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It’s a mirror image of the same pose
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Abbey Road

Barr Camp

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Arriving at Barr Camp after 2.5 hours
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Halfway and happy to be here
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Breakfast before we head out. Who brings tortillas on a hike?
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Back to the grind
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Notice they forge far ahead with no regard for their poor old coach
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We are tired of these switchbacks
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Notice those faces aren’t as happy anymore
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Hey let’s pretend we are balancing this tree on our head

Timberline

So little oxygen, trees die. Let’s see what happens to people.

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A break before we get above timberline
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Our last views of trees up close
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Going from trees to small shrubs
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2 to go
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It’s called Likes Peak
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That’s the trail we came up. Notice how far the trees are.
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1 to go
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They look much better than I feel
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Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care anymore
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These rocks may not look big but they feel big

The Summit

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Elated to make it

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Looking out from the summit
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Looking back down
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The Pasley Files

July 10. This trip we pushed the pace early so I didn’t have the energy to take as many pictures.

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