Ever since my girlfriend, Karen and I walked the Inca Trail to Dead Woman’s Pass at 14,000 feet, I have wanted to try another summit.
When I saw and then heard there was a trail to the summit of Mt. Crested Butte and that my friend, Cassie would go with me…here we go!
We took a lift up the gradual slope to the beginning of the steep ascent. There was a trail that switched back and forth across the climb and then it turned into large boulders.
As I gasped for air, I caught an occasional photo of parts of the hike. Oh my gosh…I was thinking of something Cassie said before we started… pain is expected but suffering is optional.
99% of this is going to be in my mind, I thought. If I choose to gasp and choke and wonder why I started this, I have already signed my quitting papers. So I thought of how great it would be to stand on the summit and take a video of all I saw up there.
Here it is…a 360 view with a bit of commentary…