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Mt. Princeton August 4, 2009

Filed under: Hiking/Backpacking — sarahallen24 @ 2:56 pm

Yay I finally got out and tackled another 14er this weekend! Mt. Princeton is right outside Buena Vista and offers up gorgeous views of a couple dozen other 14ers and the entire Arkansas River Valley.

 

We drove over Independence Pass outside Aspen on the way so Carrie and Leah could do some bouldering

 

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Good grief Carrie is good

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And Leah has only been doing this for about a month

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Where was I? Where my butt belongs, right behind the camera. And playing in the creek.

 

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We camped that night at the Princeton trailhead and hit the trail at 6am. The sunrise was a good motivator.

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On the trail, lots of talus on this hike. Wore out the ankles!

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After 3 hours and 5,000 ft. elevation gain, we made it to the top! Carrie’s first 14er.

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Mt. Antero in the background…another 14er for another day.

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On the way down, Carrie started showing signs of altitude sickness. Kudos to her, despite nausea, dizziness and a major headache, she still got herself down the mountain. So we headed to K’s in Buena Vista for an ice cream reward.
Carrie’s headache got worse so we scrapped the idea of climbing Mt. Yale the next day. Instead we found a sweet campsite at Twin Lakes.

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The next morning, Leah and Carrie took a refreshing dip in this mountain lake. Too bad pictures don’t capture screams.

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Well that wraps up another amazing Colorado weekend!

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