Thursday, December 25, 2008
Christmas Morning Hike
Judy, Darwin, and I joined some of the Team CRUDers for a great morning hike up Pikes Peak to Barr Camp to celebrate Christmas. It is about 6.5 miles up to Barr Camp, which is at 10,200 feet. The caretakers of Barr Camp, the Taylors, are both ultrarunners themselves and had some hot chocolate and fudge ready for us when we arrived. The lower few miles of the trail are very icy, but from No Name Creek on up to Barr Camp the trail was nice packed powder. It ended up being a nice sunny day, with highs in the 50s in Manitou Springs when we finished.