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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:30 PM
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WOOHOO!! I climbed a mountain today!! (pics)
:bounce: :woohoo:

I promised my mom I'd go hiking with her today, so we drove up to Durango, CO and hit a random trail. (Actually, we got lost on the way to the trailhead we planned on going to because mom has no sense of direction :eyes: and decided on this one at random).


Starting out, the back of my shirt riding up into parts unknown






Scenery


The top of the mountain


Mom saw this part of the trail (a sheer drop on both sides) and refused to go any further


I made it!!


View of the city of Durango from 10000 feet (probably, I'm not sure what the exact elevation was)

:woohoo: :bounce:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:34 PM
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1. I think you meant to say, "Mom saw this part of the trail (a sheer drop on
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 08:34 PM by Rabrrrrrr
both sides) and refused to go any further. And that's when and where I killed her, You can tell by my face in the next picture."

Looks like fun!! I'd love to see Colorado some day. It's been a long time dream of mine.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:40 PM
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4. No, she's still alive.
I have pictures to prove it; but I don't know if she'll want me posting them on the Internets.

Though she thinks I look like that shoe-bomber guy in that picture. :eyes:
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:34 PM
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2. Sooo....
jealous.... And your mom and mine both = no sense of direction. :eyes: :P

First pic... :P

:loveya:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:42 PM
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7. Well, it also didn't help that the directions she got off the web
seemed to be wrong, too, but she had us going off toward Pagosa Springs for a while, anyway. :eyes:

And she wouldn't take another shot of the first pic because apparently "my butt's showing" isn't an acceptable excuse. :P

:loveya:
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:44 PM
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8. ...
:rofl:

Nah... it's cute as is. :P

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:37 PM
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3. the first pic for me is the little red x. I clicked on the
show picture option but still no luck :cry:



very nice on the rest :hi:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:07 PM
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12. Hmm...that's weird.
I seemed to have connection trouble while I was uploading the pictures to Photobucket. That might be it. :shrug:

Thanks! :D
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:41 PM
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5. My dear Zombie!Updated at 3:43 PM
Great pics....except the first one isn't showing....... :shrug:

You are a brave soul.......I don't mind heights, but climbing? :scared:

No thanks!

I need stairs, guardrails, and better yet, trams! :woohoo:

Glad you two had some fun!

:hug:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:09 PM
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14. Thanks!
:D I think I had connection trouble while uploading the first pic. It's just me standing in the path.

:hi:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:42 PM
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6. I love climbing mountains.
I haven't had time in the last year or so to climb. Man, I wish I could though.

Great pics, btw. :thumbsup:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:11 PM
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15. Thanks.
Yeah, it was a lot of fun. I'm pretty damn sore, though. :o
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:50 PM
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9. Nice ZN!
I've always wondered what would have happened if I'd taken that job out there. :(

It was good of you to spend the morning with your mom. You're okay. :)
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:14 PM
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16. Thanks!
I'm not sure I'd have trusted my mom to go alone, anyway. :D
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:55 PM
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10. Congrats from one climber to another.
Nothing like a good climb.
:toast:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:16 PM
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17. Very true!
:toast:
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:02 PM
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11. I believe you climbed up what's called The Hogsback...I live about 1/2
mile from the trail...sadly Zombie you were only at about 7500 feet at the top...but that steep shale slope is scary...I usually go down it on my butt...
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:19 PM
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18. OMG, really?
Wow, I guess I was assuming Durango's higher up that it is.

Yeah, the last bits are pretty intense. I actually lost the trail near the top (it was about five feet to my left, but those rocks were in the way and I couldn't see :eyes:).

Yeah, I made much of the descent on my butt, too. :D
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:22 PM
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20. The trail really ends at the rocks..you can go down the backside and make
a loop...but the back side is really sketchy too. Glad you had a good day here!
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:08 PM
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13. Hiking is fun.
Cool pics. :P
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:20 PM
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19. Yes, it is.
And thanks. :D
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:09 PM
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21. Thanks for posting these
and glad you got that first one to work!

Looks like you had a nice hike, and got some fresh air up there...in what is known as above the smog, but below the snow line! :hi:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:12 PM
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22. Yes, we did!
Thanks! :D
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