Sunday, August 14, 2005

big boy bed and mountain man

a few weeks ago we bought kai a twin size bed. over the last few days he has been sleeping in this new bed at night. and then when i put him down for his afternoon nap, he gets up walks downstairs and with a smile on his face tells me that there are monsters in his room. he doesn't appear to believe it but he knows that i will give him some attention. he gets one more chance to sleep in the bed and if he gets out a second time he has to sleep in his crib.

yesterday i informed becky that i was going to attempt longs peak next year. the following is information about the mountain from i will be doing a non-technical climb, maybe if i get some training in i will attempt a technical climb later.

Quick Facts
Trail #1 - From Longs Peak Ranger Station Trailhead (16 miles round trip)(est. time: 14-16 hrs)
Highest Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and the only peak in the park exceeding 14,000 ft at 14,255 ft. (4,345 meters)
Park officials estimate that 15,000 people try to reach the 14,255-foot summit of Longs Peak each year and that about 9,000 are successful.
This year alone (2000) to date (Sep. 5), 3 people have died on Longs Peak. There have been 55 fatalities on Longs since 1887.
First recorded climb was in 1868 by John Wesley Powell and party, but certainly climbed earlier by natives.
Best climbing months are June - September

1 comment:

Trent said...

Sorry I didn't get to call yesterday. It was a bad weekend. Vanessa's mom got married Friday night and of course this disrupted sleep patterns and such. Will call soon.