We returned to Long’s Peak today for the first time since we were married four summers ago.
On July 7, 2014, we were unable to make it to the summit due to unsafe conditions. So, we found a spot opposite the keyhole on a cliff just above the view of Chasm Lake. Today our journey would take us to the lake that I had only seen from above. Scott was here before with his dad when he was a kid.
In the picture below I am pointing to the flat summit of Long’s Peak.
About three miles into the hike, we walked along a cliff with a raging waterfall, the white strip that you can see on the right. Scott is making his way to it, and I voted to watch him perched on a rock from above. The water you see to the lower left is Peacock Pool. Check out Scott’s Gallery for those photos.
Once we reached Chasm Lake, we had a bite to eat and then Scott began to take some more photos.
I really wanted to take a swim as the crystal clear lake looked so inviting. My toes told me otherwise. Scott thinks the water temperature was upper 30’s/lower 40’s. Needless to say, I passed even as he taunted me from his resting spot from above.
On the way back, I tried to capture the beauty that surrounded us…rolling rock streams and narrow dirt paths against rocky cliffs.
It was pretty special to sit below the cliff where we shared our vows back in 2014. One of these years, We want to revisit that spot.