Saturday, September 11, 2010

Everyone here drives a Subaru....

...that has nothing to do with this post

We went for our first hike this weekend! Red Rocks is a sweet amphitheater for outdoor concerts, and its only about a 15 minute drive outside of town. It also has some bike and hiking trails, so we decided to go out there and explore.

The first trail we went on was a fairly easy one, but it was a really pretty view. Once we finished, we went to go check out the amphitheater, and it is awesome! I would love to be able to go to a concert there...! Turns out, there was a huge charity event going on for those who died in 9/11. Participants were making 12 loops around the amphitheater, which involves a ton of stairs!

Since the first trail didnt take very long, we decided to do another one. About halfway into our trek, we stopped and met these 2 other guys going the opposite direction. We asked them how much farther we had to go to the top, and they were like.... "Well, you are probably about 1/3 of the way there...This is not a very easy hike. Definitely the hardest hike without climbing an actual mountain...." So that made us feel a lot better...but, I continued to blame the altitude for being out of shape :)

Needless to say, we didnt hike the entire thing, but it was still really cool. I guess I need to get some actual hiking shoes. My tennis shoes have zero traction which made coming down quite difficult....

No comments: