Me: Whassat slip of paper?
Chaco: I dunno, Dad found it and put it there *looks at slip of paper*
Chaco: Oh, it's the parking tag from when we did The Incline
Me: Yeah? Hmmm... hey, we should do The Incline again this summer.
Wolfgang: I wanna do The Incline!
Chaco: grumble grumble
Me: Okay, so when should we go?
Wolfgang; Let's go before work starts, I start week after next.
Chaco: I start next week... oh, and I gotta do paperwork Thursday and Friday, so...
Me: So... tomorrow!?
Yesterday, today was tomorrow.
Or... today was tomorrow yesterday. Or... whatever!
We did The Incline today. Whee! It was actually nice to do it on such a spur of the moment, I didn't have time to let my fear of heights talk me out of it.
Lovely morning, just lovely!
|My fearless leaders at the base|
We hit the stairs at about 6:45 with a goal of "just keep moving". To be told, Chaco is our weakest link. He's backpacked to the top of Pikes Peak - a 13-mile slog - but he claims The Incline is harder. What?!?
Wolfgang kept to the goal, but I told Chaco he should stop as needed, so he did. I could've kept with the goal, but thought I should stop with him. I got antsy on the "trash heap" portion of the trail that gets very steep. Really, that's my motivation to get to the top - get off the trash heap.
At close to the end of the trash heap portion, I told Chaco I had to keep going, but he should continue at his Grandpa pace.
Wolfgang was first to the top. Here he is sitting upon his throne.
My big finish, as shot from the throne.
All in all, it was another fun adventure. The biggest challenge for me is the acrophobia, but I find The Incline as a good time right in our "backyard".
|Chaco emerges at the "reception area"|
See him? Wolfgang still atop the throne.
Of course it's not a real adventure unless someone gets injured, but that's another story.
Same time next year?
The city shot a video today of the incline from a drone helicopter. Pretty cool!
Check it out here [click me]