Interesingly, these are hiking related questions!
How/where do you find the get up and go for hikes in 20 degree weather? Okay…two things here. One, I don’t hike alone. I usually go with 2-3 friends, and if I ever decided to stay inside by my nice, warm fire, they would alternately call my home and cell phone until I answered, or come and drag me out my front door. They don’t let me off the hook easily, cause we're all in this together!
And two, if it is 20 degrees outside AND the sun is shining, it rarely feels that cold. The lack of humidity helps too. A damp 20 degrees is way more miserable than a dry, sunny 20 degrees. So yeah, 20 degrees is cold, but not unbearable.
It was -5 when I took the kids to school yesterday morning, and it's 10 degrees (and cloudy) right now. Definitely too cold for a hike! I'm sitting by my nice warm fire instead!
Leahbelle wants to know...
How long will the Pikes Peak hike take? will you have to camp overnight on your way? Well, there are several routes to the summit of Pikes Peak, and my little posse has decided to hike Barr Trail. It’s a 13 mile trail with a 7,000 ft elevation gain, and will probably take anywhere from 6-8 hours. Halfway up the trail is Barr Camp, where hikers can lodge and re-fuel. We'll re-fuel, but not camp. Our goal is to climb it in one day.