Wanted to share our trip to Mt Evans this past summer. I figured it would be a good share to start me off in this forum. My friend Carlos is an avid bike rider. This guy will put in 70miles one day and get up the next day and put in another 70miles.
He had never been up to 14K feet to I told him, well why dont we just ride to the top of Mt Evans here in Colorado? It shoudl be fun I said............. Lol. At first I had told him well we can park at summit Lake and bike 4 miles up to the top parking lot. When I told him 4 miles he just laughed. So then I said, ok lets start from Echo Lake and make it a 30 mile Round trip. He seemed to like that idea a little more.
We met up at Idaho Springs at 6am and had some breakfast. We started peddaling at 7:30am
It was a bit chilly, around 40 degrees when we started heading up but once the sun came out it was very nice.
Finally getting a view of our goal, first thing I thought was ... Holy Crap is that snow?
The 1st part of the trip was done. We had done the 1st 9 miles up to Summit Lake.... Only 5 more miles to go, should be easy right? I wont lie that last mile kicked my @$$ !!
More views from the road to Summit Lake.
Only 3 miles to go!
Carlos getting to the summit Parking lot
Woo Hoo we made it !!
Views from the summit
After we rested for about 30 minutes we headed back down..... Ohh man it was so amazing! 15miles of pure downhill. I could see the hate of people walking down the mountain when I was just cruising down in my bike at moments not even holding the handlebars, just sitting there enjoying the views.... Lol
Got to Summit Lake in 20min and down to Echo in 1hr
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