Even though I've already spent two years living in Denver, this was my first 13er (Colorado speak for a mountain over 13,000 feet). I have to admit... I really wasn't that excited about it. Sometimes I really do enjoy hiking, being out in the mountains, taking in the fresh air and the natural beauty... but if I'm being honest with my self, most of the time I'm not such a big fan. Depending on the trail, for me hiking can just feel like walking up hill. And really, who likes to spend 3 hours walking up hill???
Although it's already the end of June, the mountains still have a good amount of snow on them, and we did have to trek over patches of snow in a couple of places. I was wearing my Choco's which are not the typical foot-gear you'd consider when treking through snow. But I have do admit, it was pretty fun wearing sandals and hiking through the white stuff! We even had a couple of snow ball fights... Snow ball fights in June! It was awesome!