What are you going to do when the high is 35, go hiking of course. We got off to a rough start when Flyin Tuna locked her keys in the car but fortunately had the trunk open so was able to crawl in. That Flyin Tuna. We finally got organized and headed off with sunny skies and strong winds out of the Artic Circle. Tuna, Steve O, Engineer Mitch, Eva, The Donald, Mark V and me.
An interesting dynamic, Tuna would lead up the hills and then on the down hills, The Donald would surge to the front like a bowling ball on a down hill lane. Pretty strong pace, 3-3.3mph most of the way on the hilly route out of Clear Creek Metro Park.
At 5 miles, we reached our destination, an overlook with fine views of the restroom. However, the wind was so strong. it was suggested we head down hill to a lake.
Each of us produced our snacks and drinks. Eva, on the left brought out a bag of Reese Cups and we all eagerly accepted at least one except for The Donald, who was content to drink a Mountain Dew and other unhealthy snacks (who carries a Dew with them on a hike?). We headed back but Mitch opted for a flatter return via Clearcreek Road and I had to be back home by 2:30 so at some point I too took a more direct route and finished with 10.5 miles and around 2400' of climbing.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.