More hiking images (s)

Okay, so I finally was able to transfer over the images from my last two trips. The first are from the Bear Creek Loop in Estes Park, CO and it was a 7.5 mile round trip.
 
 

Nymph Lake
Nymph Lake

I just wish I had brought my fishing pole. There isn’t any fish in Nymph Lake that I can tell, but up at Lake Haiyaha, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake there were fish.
 
 

Me and Kay (Co-Worker)
Me and Kay (Co-Worker)

Co-worker of mine and myself in front of Nymph Lake.
 
 

Emerald Lake
Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is gorgeous and really is an emerald color, even though it’s completely clear. There were actually quite a few people there, which made getting a good shot without people in it chore.
 
 

Alex Peak
Alex Peak

Here is Alex Peak as seen from Emerald Lake. Some crazy woman was trying to tell people that this is the peak that Prudential uses as their logo, but they turn it to the left. I quickly informed her that Prudential uses the fucking Rock of Gibraltar, not Alex Peak. Her reply? “Well, they might not use Alex Peak anymore, then.” Stupid bitch.
 
 

Kay and me outside Lake Haiyaha
Kay and me outside Lake Haiyaha

Here Kay and I are sitting on the bridge crossing one of the creeks just outside of Lake Haiyaha. Figured it’d be a good picture, and I like how it turned out in that sense. The lighting makes it look like I’m bald or balding and have missing teeth, though…

I couldn’t get the other person who was hiking with us to sit on the bridge. She was too scared to do it, ha! I’m still waiting for her to send me the images she took with both of us in them. Just to be a jerk, I recorded the sound of the creek and took a picture with my cellphone, then sent it to a few of my friends and family who had to work that day instead of dick around on a mountain.

The next two images are from the Plymouth Peak / Red Mesa Loop trip a few days ago.
 
 

Me on Plymouth Peak
Me on Plymouth Peak

Here I am on Plymouth Peak over in the Jefferson County Open Space. It’s not very high, compared to what I have been doing. It was a really nice day out and I was able to outrun the storm as I descended. A good, easy hike and taking the Red Mesa Loop makes it a 9 mile round trip, which is really good.
 
 

View from Plymouth Peak - Can See Denver
View from Plymouth Peak out toward Denver

Here’s a nice view from Plymouth Peak. You can see out toward Denver. Love the clear views in Colorado.

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This coming Sunday I am going to be climbing Quandary Peak, which is the highest peak in the Tenmile Range, but only the 12th highest peak overall here in Colorado. I did Gray’s (9th highest) and Torrey’s (11th highest) a few weeks ago.

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Posted 8/23/2010 at 2:35 AM on Xanga

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