I haven't been out since finishing the high 100 over two months ago. Adam, Kevin, and I hiked into Rocky Mountain Park for some easy ice climbing. This was our first time ice climbing this season, so we need to knock off the rust and work on form. The hike to Jewel Lake Ice took around one hour and 45 minutes. We climbed for three hours taking turns leading and running laps. There were two other parties that showed up after us; however, the flow was wide enough to accommodate everyone. We stopped for pizza in Lyons, Colorado, on the way back home and waited for football traffic to clear.
James hiking across Mills Lake.
Kevin hiking across Mills Lake.
All Mixed Up
Jewel Lake Ice from the approach trail.
Jewel Lake Ice
Hiking down from the ice after climbing.
Kevin trying not to break a hip while hiking out across Mills Lake.
Adam was smart and had micro spikes to hike across the frozen lakes.