Sunday, March 18, 2007

walking in a winter wonderland

today was a day to climb a mountain. the weather was great, almost no clouds in the sky, a balmy 0 deg C. the only thing that really made it feel like winter was the wind howling at 65 km/h. but we were prepared. our original plan was to climb mt. bierstadt, but the road was not passable so mt. sniktau 4036 meters (13,243 ft) would have to do. the elevation gain from the trailhead is about 381meters (1253 ft) but as i said the wind was nasty. there were definite gusts pushing 80 km/h. it was a short hike up and back but certainly worth the trip to get some experience in wintery conditions.

a big thanks to james (pictured with me on the summit) for taking me, and offering the kelso trip. more on that at a later date. and yes i am a knight who says "Ni".

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Great pictures Keith :)

And Happy Birthday a day early ;)

meg & critch said...

Beautiful pictures. It does look cold though!

Happy Birthday Special K!

Meg

keithbeats said...

thanks shannon and margaret

Tyler said...

Keith..I mean Patsy the faithful servant made it up the mountain, coconuts and all...