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Connect Camping Buena Vista Style

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This past weekend we motored down to Buena Vista for the second annual connect camping trip.  The crowd drawn was as large as last year, as was the amount of fun had and beer consumed.  The trip (from my perspective) started out Friday evening at Katie and David’s where the boys  were convinced that five people and all of the associated camping gear would fit into our tiny four door accord.

Summer "Hiking" on Pyramid Peak

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Firstly, you should know that this is my second 14er. Yes, my second 14er. As encouraged by Ben, I have complete confidence in my ability to conquer this mountain. I don’t remember much of the car ride….which could have something to do with the fact that I was dead asleep. What else is new? So we arrive to a very dark parking lot where I slowly awake. Ben proceeds to pack up all our gear, while I unwillingly tumble out of the car. We begin hiking, and it is pitch black, except for our head lamps. Ben mentions that we are passing Maroon Lake, though it is so dark, I can see nothing but the branches along the path. I will take his word for it. At some point we jump through a small rushing stream, and the ascent quickly becomes steeper and steeper from there. Read more…