We're back! It flew by, those last two years - it was a bit tumultuous, many changes both great and challenging. I will sum it up as best I can, with both words and my most favorite medium, photographs.
2016 began with a marriage proposal by my partner in crime (no, not Yu Yu, the human man in my life, Peter :)). A couple months after saying yes, I ended up taking a big hit to the head during a ski accident (always wear a helmet!!). After some brain and leg therapy and slow start to the summer, Yu Yu, Maesa, (Peter when he could), and I finally hit some trails.
Following the Colorado Trail we were back to focusing on finishing the 52 hikes in Warren Ohlrich's Day Hikes in the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond, (reference a 'A Walk With Warren' Blog for more information).
*Edit: Oh! I had forgotten, real quick - Fall 2015 after the Colorado Trail we completed a couple hikes in Warren's book before the snow flew:
1) Savage Lakes Trail
*Alright and we are back on track - here are the 2016 hikes:
1) Sunnyside-Hunter Valley Loop
2016 Colorado 14tners Summited (no canine companions on summit attempts):
1) Mt. Elbert - (second time summiting)
Not as much as I hoped to accomplish for 2016, mostly due to the planning and execution of a very special day. It was worth all the hard work - Peter & I finally tied the knot! Of course Yu Yu & Maesa served as the most eloquent ring bearers ❤
We camped/hiked through a quick honeymoon around southern Colorado, near our favorite CT terminus Durango. We visited both Mesa Verde & Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Continuing on through the winter season, I hiked lightly in ski mountain uphills, still wary of some head injury after effects I had also felt during the summer (albeit it was getting better every day).
2017 we hit the ground running with more energy, free time (no wedding planning this year...hallelujah!), and a lot of determination!
Here are the "Warren" completions:
1) Sleigh Ride Trail
2) & Nature Trail
11) Electric Pass
12) Weller Lake (Yu Yu & Maesa completed, prior hiked by oneself)
13) Frying Pan Lakes
18) Avalanche Pass
2017 Colorado 14tners Summited:
2) Mt. Yale
That's it!! Alright that's not all but that is the fast track for now. Peter & I are so blessed with continued adventures and ours and the puppies health. Yu Yu and his sister Maesa are trekking on with the same energy and enthusiasm as they had when I last wrote. We are so proud of them. Every time I grab my hiking backpack they yelp and dance in circles until I open the door and let them out to begin the next escapade.
We now wait patiently as the snow continues to melt from spring into summer. Some repeats of lower elevation hikes and spring foot races to keep us in shape, I will continue to update on Yu Yu and his family's adventures!
Onward & Upward,
P.S. Continue to follow all our photographic adventures (hiking and otherwise!) on our Instagram page, username: Lysemae