I hiked Pike’s Peak on Tuesday (solo), so I thought I’d do another obnoxiously long photo post of the hike. If you like this one, you can check out my earlier Take a Hike! post from a hike in PA. I hike tons, but I don’t always take a camera. This, however, was a special occasion…my first 14er! A 14er is a mountain that is more than 14,000 ft (~4300 m), and Pike’s Peak is 14,110 ft. I took the Barr Trail the whole way, which is about 20.3 km (12.6 mi) with about a 2,300 m (7,500 ft) climb.
It is super fun, and took me about 6 hours. I did not find it difficult, but I did pass some people that were having trouble. The trail is never extraordinarily steep, it is always fairly clear where you need to go. The hardest bit is the three miles above the tree line, where the oxygen is thin and there is no shelter from the wind.
Fewer words, more photos!