Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekend

This past weekend we jumped on the fact that the sun was smiling down on us and got outdoors. We went up to Horsetooth Park on Saturday and while I.S. went mountain biking, I went for a hike. It was a semi-pleasant hike and only semi-unpleasant because there were muddy parts from the melting snow. It was incredible weather though.
(on my hike on Horsetooth trail)
Yesterday we got out climbing & decided to try & cross the Poudre River to The Palace. We were on a frantic hunt for hip waders before heading out to The Palace because we weren't sure of how deep the river was at this time and how difficult it would be to cross by hopping across the rocks. In the end, we only found a pair for I.S. since they had to special-order my size in but when we got to the river, we managed to find a rocky & icy section that we could walk across. The water isn't very deep, but it is ice cold so we weren't prepared to just roll up our pants and walk through with bare feet, in case you're wondering.
Climbing at The Palace is limited to between February & April since the river can be intense in late spring/summer. Thus, we've been patiently awaiting this time of the year to come around ever since we climbed on Crystal Wall last summer/fall, which is across The Palace (& the river!).
(Crystal Wall, as seen from The Palace)

Did I mention the weather was incredible? =)