Extreme sports is not a word usually associated with me. Extreme crafting maybe, but Susan & sports aren’t words you usually hear in the same sentence. Until now. Who knew you could be sporty while also just riding along! I’ve found a new fun adventure. Now I just have to find a cute guy to take me to the Rubicon, but that’s a different story.
When Dave mentioned leaving at 4:30 AM I wasn’t sure I was up for this day. We all know how I like my slumber. But what else was I going to do all day? Certainly not lay around the house whilst they were out having fun. And I figured if we were leaving so EARLY we’d be home early to right? Ummm…, NO!
So I dragged my chipper butt out of bed at 4:30am, slapped on some jeans and makeup, put the hair in a ponytail and grabbed the color Kary had packed and we were off. We stopped at Kary’s 2nd cuz’s house and she jumped in his truck. He was towing his Jeep because of his fancy new tires. 2.5 hrs later we pull up to this mountain base campsite in the middle of NOWHERE, Co and the rest of the gang is WAITING for us to arrive. I got a glimpse of the sand dunes in the distance and Kary said to take a picture of that mountain. I was still clueless that we were going all the way to the TOP and what that would entail.
See it’s still VERY dark out when we left.
Randy (L) and Bob (R) letting a bit of air out of the tires.
Early morning Brother/Sister hijinks starting.
My ride for the day
So there are about 10 vehicles of the Jeep/Bronco version and we head up the mountain after a group prayer. Randy & Dave belong to this group of Colorado Christian 4 Wheelers.
Kary & Randy
You start climbing pretty fast & the views are amazing.
It’s a pretty rocky road and gives a whole new meaning to Rocky Mountain High! I had barely asked the question of “what do you do if someone is coming down the mountain?” when we encountered a group doing just that.
And we were on our way again
Finally some obstacles, in the form of giant boulders. At first I was like there is no way in hell I’m riding while they drive over those but by the 3rd one I was in the Jeep. We got towed over on that boulder. It’s a little scary when you are leaning a bit on the side and looking down the side which goes straight down but then the front tire falls and all is well.
I’m not sure what happened here but we almost lost this guy down the side somehow.
The guy in the cowboy hat is Bob. And that is Bob’s wife driving the Green Machine. Bob likes to direct traffic & work on the vehicle & his wife likes to do the extreme stuff. Seems like a perfect match!
While each person drives over the obstacle there is a lot of standing around and watching and waiting by the rest of us. Gave me some time to take in the beautiful scenery.
We finally reached Lake Como and stopped for lunch. It was really beautiful up there. I forgot to mention the ton of hikers along the way that we passed, both going up and down the mountain. Some camp at this lake, some go up to the very top or camp along the way. It was a VERY busy mountain.
Most of us went on up to the very top where there where 2 lakes called the Blue Lakes. It was time for a group photo too.
Being at the top of this mountain had me channeling my best Maria Von Trapp and singing the Sound of Music
The hills are alive
with the sound of muuuusicccccccccc
Coming down is a LOT faster than going up. We stopped for dinner and it was LATE when we got home and got to bed. I think around midnight because I remember thinking I’d been up for 20 hours. But it was a day filled with total pure fun and I can’t wait to do it AGAIN! Now where is that boy with a tricked out jeep cuz’ I need a ride…