Lou's looking for more kids, they're in here somewhere.
OK, including Unkel Bill, we'll start with nine.
Starts out easy enough.
Yep, that's Red Mtn ominously looming far ahead. .. More info here: http://www.cospringstrails.com/hikes/redmountain.html
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Must be water/snack time. .. But how come only mom is carrying the pack??
At last the Rest Log - about halfway there.
OK - the Red Mtn saddle.
The final 3rd class gully to the summit block - here with Gnarly Jake descending.
Hey - we all made it. .. The kids haven't learned how to smile yet.
Smilin' for Unkel Bill
I suppose they have lots of photos like this one.
Time to feed the animals again.
Big Lou proved he was still up for adventuring.
Yep - Pikes Peak far away. .. Note the Incline going up the hill on the right.
Remember - most accidents happen on the descent.
Sweet Marie mastering the poles, while mom and Shane check out the bug.
The last moments for a Dandy Lion.
Marie hasn't yet mastered the "telescoping" pole.
Wow - there are still nine of us. .. Who would have imagined? .. Incline behind.
More info here: http://www.cospringstrails.com/hikes/incline.html
Time for our Victory Lunch at Adams Mtn Cafe in Manitou Springs. .. Note bike on right.
It doesn't go very fast, but still a lot of fun.
Checking out the menu for wholesome organic meals.
Eating our wholesome organic lunches.
Sweet Marie with Sweet Unkel Bill.
"Thank you !!!!!! Unkel Bill"
One of the several mineral springs in Manitou.
The Incline in background.
Sure to cure whatever ails you.
Checking out UB's new table tennis court.
Last call for Victory Brownies. .. Thanks so much, you guys, for making it down to Colorado Springs for a day of gnarly adventuring.