I learned a couple of things during this trip. First, Mt. Evans is one of the 53 Colorado 14er. At 14,265 feet, it is the highest paved auto road in North America. Second, nearby Mt. Evans lived the oldest single living organism known, up to 5,000 years. And it's a tree! A pine tree called Bristlecone Pines. They looked very different than any other pine trees I've seen. Gnarly and short and reminds me of trees in movies, when they come alive and try to grab you, :). Two movies came to mind: Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
Mt. Evans is also #1 on Trip Advisor's list of 112 Things to Do in Denver.
|Mountains here we come!!!|
We stopped a lot along the way for pictures. Here is where we stopped for our lunch break :).
First real stop is Echo Lake.
Imagine sitting on that bench every day instead of at the office. Hmm...
Here are the Bristlecone Pine that I was talking about earlier. Don't they look gnarly?
Stay tuned for part two tomorrow.