Escape to the Park

It’s already too damn hot, maybe triple-digits tomorrow. Just listened to a podcast on coastal villages in AK being relocated due to climate change. The swamp cooler’s going gangbusters upstairs.

Time for a Park mission.

We are so blessed here on the Front Range to have the terrain and protected landscape we do. Many folks kill for a vacation like we get a bunch of times a month. Lucky us! Tomorrow we’re headed up to Hallett for a lap on the “Englishman’s Route,” in the Tyndall Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park. My climbing partner has done it in winter, so he’s looking to get a glimpse of it snow-and-ice free. Cool.

It goes at 5.8 and it’s not Eldo…so we’re golden, right? How many times those words have bit me in the ass. Got the Gillett book out, checking, packing the tiniest pack possible, and away we go. Pics to follow.



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