Getting dizzy after gazing down on the rest of creation and having to take a seat on hard rock
June 18th was incredible! Went to the acupuncturist all was good and my BP was 140/82 (low for me). Then Andrew came over and took me to 14,264 feet above sea level.
That was his Father's Day gift to me, and oh what a gift. I couldn't stop thanking him for taking me up Mount Evans and now have those memories and pictures to draw on in the future.
Memories of: getting snowed on at Summit lake; Andrew wandering around the alpine tundra and granite in a t-shirt, shorts and Sanuk's; wide open spaces the only living creatures that can survive up there are marmots, pikas, Clark Nutcrackers, squirrels and Snowshoe Hares; the women's bicycling team from Texas riding to the top and celebrating as the riders behind them made it too; the unbelievable views north, west and south-from the summit; the young woman who offered to take our picture, we were so obviously father and son; climbing around on the summit amid the boulders of granite, trying to decide where 14,264 was at; the Black Wall; the sheer cliffs on the north side of the summit, reminded me of Longs Peak; getting dizzy after gazing down on the rest of creation and having to take a seat on the hard rock; other folks wandering around at the parking lot (14,130) exploring what used to be a café, and taking pictures; the DU Observatory.
My feelings on top? Besides getting dizzy I felt: grateful, amazed, awed, moved, delighted, a sense of accomplishment, ecstatic, alert, curious, fascinated, jubilant, optimistic, proud, passionate, centered, content, fulfilled, relieved and rejuvenated. A lot of good stuff up there!
Thanks (again) Andrew!