Friday, May 29, 2009

The Incline

What is the Incline? The Incline is an old cable car track that was used as a scenic route for Mt. Manitou. The cable car used to take people up the face of the rocky Mountains before shutting down in the 90s. Now people climb it for fun. Well technically it is not open to the public, but everyone still does it. From start to finish it is about a mile long. You start at an elevation of 6574 and end at 8585. The average grade of the hike is 41% and in some parts 68%! Ryan wanted to see how fast he could make it up, he finished in 35 minutes! It was definitely exhausting, and today I am feeling the effects.

At the very bottom looking upMid way through looking down, that makes me dizzy!
Our car is parked at that white circle on the middle right side of the pic.
We made it!

Part Two: Garden of the Gods

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Last minute Ryan and I flew out to UT to visit my little sister and her family. I always enjoy spending time with them. Last I saw them was over the Easter holiday and since than Mason has grown so much. He's not a baby anymore he is a toddler! Tear. He has two front bottom teeth and he is huge!

We did so many fun things crammed into just a few days. We ate at a few of our favorites, Les Madeleines, The Pie, and Cafe Trio (which seriously deserves some national recognition!) We went to Red Butte Gardens and did a hike to a waterfall. Sorry don't know the name, but it was just east of Ogden and it was beautiful. The Mountains are so pretty, we really were deprived of doing activities like these in TX.

Thanks again Janelle and Kent for hosting a wonderful weekend! A few pics of the highlights..