I couldn’t sleep Thursday night, so I got up and finished reading Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard, the man behind Patagonia. While geared toward business owners and managers, this is also fine reading for environmentalists and consumers. I really appreciate Patagonia’s efforts to do as little damage to the planet as possible while making durable and functional clothing and gear.
Then I got up, pulled on my Patagonia hiking pants, and got ready to meet Jason. We left basecamp (home) at 1:30am; we left the Long’s Peak trailhead at 3:00am. So much for sleep.
We only needed head-lamps until we got above timberline. Then the moon lit our way. Incredible.
Sunrise on the Diamond was gorgeous.
Here’s the Boulder Field en route to the Key Hole.
The view from the Key Hole and the Ledges is worthy.
Like clockwork the afternoon storms rolled in (seen here from the Keyhole), but we made it down safe and dry.