On July 20th, 2013 Kara summited her first 14’er (14,278 feet elevation). After the 8 years living in CO it was time.  The goal was to train all summer and climb in Aug or September, but the opportunity came earlier than expected.  We camped overnight Friday near Keystone and explored some local mines, creeks, and waterfalls. Then on Saturday we met up with Nick’s hiking buddies (Matt & Ben) to ascend Gray’s Peak . . . Crazy hike as we took the least traveled western route. . .

IMG_0184The song Kara had going through her head while hiking:

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
Till you find your dream.

She can’t say whether she found her dream or not, but she did love the view from the top. . . hopefully you too can enjoy the view in the following video!