Rocky Mountain National Park (Longs Peak), Colorado
Weekend trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park near Denver, Colorado.
Climbing Longs Peak was the most challenging thing I've ever done to date both physically and mentally. Breathing at such high altitudes is hard enough, let alone the headaches, dizziness, etc. We hiked about 6 miles the first day (Lookout Mtn), with 2000 feet of ascent, in about 3 hours. The second day (Longs Peak) was 16-18 miles, 14 hours, and about 7000 feet of altitude gain (14,259 feet alt). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longs_Peak
Jul 19, 2008