Back at it: Up to Chasm Lake, RMNP

Elaine has been feeling less than ideal for the past month, but she's well now.  Celebrated with a nice jaunt up to Chasm Lake. Awesome to have my best friend back to hike with. As an aside, today was the first day of school. This is just a wee bit better. This one is dedicated to the haters at NHS.

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Heading up Longs Peak, with the Diamond in the background.

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Peacock Lake. Beautiful up here.

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Man, I missed hiking with this girl for the past month. She was worried she'd lost fitness, but she was hammering as fast as ever. There are perks to being 21!

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It was so lush up here…the moss felt like the Pacific Northwest.

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She's back!

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Elaine checking out the Diamond. Our hike up here is nothing impressive, but this is: one of my co-workers hiked up to the top of this via the cable route about a month ago, and base jumped off the top of the Diamond to this lake. And then, got a tattoo. All before 2 pm. It doesn't get much more bad ass. The people at Neptune Mountaineering inspire me.

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Classic climb. I must say, if I ever develop the skills, this could be something really cool to do.

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We got a late start, but squeezed out of timberline before the lightning started.

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Longs getting darker, wetter, and colder.

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By the time we hit the forest, there was a nice soft rain. Perfect weather in our book.

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Happiness. True happiness must be shared.

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Flowers looking vibrant under overcast skies.

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