On Saturday, Daddy and Elijah drove up into the mountains to hike Mt. Sherman - Elijah's first 14er. They got up very early and were out the door by 5:30am. The hike was just over 5 miles round trip and 2100 vertical feet. I think they hiked up in about 3 hours and down in 2 hours, give or take.
There were a few abandoned mines along the way, where they stopped briefly to check things out.
The ridge was very windy and cold, and Chris said Elijah was a bit nervous up there. But they kept trucking along the loose rock to the top, with Chris taking video and photos on his phone.
At the coldest points, Elijah was wearing Chris' sweatshirt in addition to his own layers, with Chris' extra socks on his hands as gloves.
They reached the summit (14,036') around 10:30am, and it was warmer up there. They ate lunch, took pictures, called Mommy, and relaxed before heading back down. Elijah said he could "see a thousand miles from the top of the mountain."
They got home about 2:45pm - dusty and sweaty and tired, but very proud of their big hike!