Friday, July 2, 2010

Heading West, To the Mountains called "Sangre De Cristo"



I'm heading west with my family for another week at Horn Creek Family camp so I'll be unplugged from the blogosphere until July 11.

Two of my sons and I will attempt to summit Horn Peak (picture above) early next week. I've climbed the 13,500 ft peak twice. It's brutal. This time I'll have AJ and Nico with me. The following week I'm going to try and climb Mt. Shavano with my brother-n-law. It'll be my first "14er".

I'll be staying in Westcliffe, Colorado until the first week of August to continue my studies...but fear not- Reepicheep will blog away from the beautiful Sangre's after July 11 from the Sangres. Stay tuned...


4 comments:

Woody Woodward said...

My dear friend and brother in Christ, all us pray God’s richest blessings upon your entire family as you go in His Mighty Name! Hope your “bucket list” will be most rewarding for you and AJ and Nico. Poor Jordon! Well, maybe next year. At least take him trout fishing in those beautiful majestic mountain streams.

Michael Lockridge said...

I have fond memories of climbing hills and mountains in Oregon with my grandfather. Mount McGloughlin is the largest we ever climbed. Not even over 10k, but still a grand memory.

Hope you have a grand time making memories with your sons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_McLoughlin

last mohican said...

pastor: this is the last mohican again. i can give you a list of very do-able fourteeners. you just hike up. take your kids. i have so many memories. been lost with my kids; called rescue on my friends, rescued a lady going up mt huron; seen people walking with the hair straight up ( not good -lightning); and we have all had altitude sickness at one time or the other. blisters. sweat. stay hydrated. also pee... that is good. eat nuts and bars like cliff for complex carbos and small chocolates for quick energy. a little bit of jerky is good for protein. carry mole skin and buy the right kind of clothing that is moisture wicking and aerating. gotta have a good pair of shoes! next year come along and since you will have shavano we will do the other two adjacent peaks (tabequache and antero). the guys i go with for the past decades are all great christians and we always add new people from year to year. i am the last mohican - you know me from working at walgreens. but i now work for US Bank making better money! like your church!

Reepicheep said...

LM,
Sorry I won't see you at Walgreens anymore...

Good words. I've hiked Horn Peak 3 times. I've heard Shavano isn't as grueling, and I'm cool with that! We may try to summit Tabeguache the same day, weather and energy permitting.