As you can see here my weekend started with splitting wood. As a volunteer group whenever we want to go hike up around Colorado Springs area (near Divide) we spend a day volunteering at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp and then spend a day hiking. This way we get free lodging and food. Well, my task on Saturday was splitting wood. Myself and two other volunteers worked on this for the majority of our day and by the end we had split about two and a half truck beds of wood - and my back.
I was pretty sore the next day getting up at 5:45am to get some food, get packed up and start on the Peak. Hiking Pike's Peak was my second 14ner and I didn't quite know what to expect, but I was glad to find out that is was much simpler than hiking Mt. Blanca. As we reached the boulder field on Pike's the wind definately got more bitter, but we knew we were almost there. It was a little slow going, because of the lack of oxygen, but the boulder path was surprisingly clear. We reached the top in almost exactly five hours, and we were pretty proud of our hike when we saw all the driving and train riding tourists at the top of the mountain.
Tomorrow will be a knitting update - until then have a good one!