Double 14ers: Back in July, @copymatt and I tackled Mt. Bierstadt together for the third time, but this time with another challenge in site: the Sawtooth, a Class 3 ridge connecting Bierstadt and another 14er, Mt. Evans.
It was fun, and while I got across the ridge problem-free, the second I stepped foot onto solid ground on Evans, I went down and heard my ankle pop. After a few minutes of resting, I had no choice to hike out on my swollen, throbbing ankle … but thankfully the pain lessened the more I hiked.
Jake and America climbed Bierstadt with us. One of the first things we saw was a lone moose splashing around in a lake glittering in the golden morning light. Then, America descended for a softball game and Jake drove Evans, hiked about a mile in to meet us, and the three of us climbed to Mt. Evans’s summit together.
Full set here.