Bustin' the Peak
As our last official act as a "deck building crew", we decided to hike down Pike's Peak. We rode the the first Cog Train of the day up to the summit and after a couple of gratuitous pictures (see above), we started down into the boulder field.
Armed with only with water and energy gel, we careened down the trail on our 13 mile odyssey to the trailhead in Mannitou Springs. Beautiful blue skies and ample breezes accompanied us as we enjoyed the seemingly endless pine forest.
We made it to the car in just over 5 hours, and celebrated with "take and bake" pizza and lots of ibuprofen.