Climb A Deer?

Dateline: Estes Park, Colorado (20180415)

Trek Training Deer Mountain Trail Rocky Mountain National Park

With 2 weeks and 2 days left before embarking on the Pacific Crest Trail, I had the opportunity to take another quick training hike with my son Ken, the Task Master.  To date, all of my training has been near sea level in temperate Southern California conditions.  At sea level, I can put in the miles and achieve the elevation gain.  However, jumping up to 9000′, putting on a pack, dropping the temperature, and hiking on snow was something I wanted to do to test both myself and some of my gear.  Conclusion: New clothing tech is AMAZING and I’m ready to go!

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Fair winds

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