Saturday, July 25, 2009

First Ascent - Ben and Laura on Greyback Peak!

Looking at wildflowers.

In July we visited my Dad in Del Norte, Colorado, and made a day trip into the San Juan Mountains that are just south of Dad's house. We hiked up to the saddle of Greyback Mountain and were hanging out and eating snacks when Laura decided she wanted to go to the top. So, we followed behind her as she charged up to the top, like a mountain goat. When I caught up to her I could hear her humming as she scrambled over boulders....

Marmot, sunning himself.

Laura found one of my favorite alpine flowers, forget-me-nots.

Laura and Ben sitting on the saddle below the mountain, enjoying the view.

Ben and Mommy opening up a new route on the east face of Greyback.

Scott & Ben, trying to keep up with the girls.

Mountain goat. (Really Laua is our pika.)

Summit of Greyback Mountain, San Juan Mountains, Colorado! The cool thing about their first peak is that we can easily see Greyback from my dad's kitchen window.