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Seniors getting high

September 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Today Romola and I hiked at the highest altitude ever… our hike topped out at 12,000 ft.  Actually, it wasn’t TOO bad, we started at 10,600.   The hike took us up above the tree line of Engineer Mountain, between Durango and Silverton.   But it was a very enjoyable 5 miles, and the scenery was just incredible.

Start of the hike

Start of the hike, Coal Bank Pass

We weren't alone, a cowboy took a train of horses up ahead of us (not fun)

We weren’t alone, a cowboy took a train of horses up ahead of us (not fun)

Approaching the tree line of Engineer Mountain.

Approaching the tree line of Engineer Mountain.

Romola, near the top

Romola, near the top

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Amazing scenery

Amazing scenery

Mountains everywhere

Mountains everywhere