Sometimes you go camping and say,”Let’s just go on a baby hike and see what happens!” Which then turns into a 4.2 mile hike up to Chasm Lake because some cute old man said it was beautiful. Doesn’t matter that you only have one Nalgene of water and one granola bar for two people. Off you went.
About half way is when I really doubted my adventure. The water was almost gone and the terrain in front of us resembled Mordor of Lord of the Rings. Must get to the volcano and destroy the ring! We trudged up the final leg and were rewarded with the majestic view of Longs Peak and Chasm Lake.
That night I couldn’t move from my bed and yes, today, my legs still hurt. Good work adventurer Katey.