If you have never been to Colorado or climbed a 14er, I thought I would share a small piece of it with you. This is the second time I have done this- the first being 2007. The first was Mt. Shavano (14,229 ft), and this time it was Grays (14,270 ft). Each time I go I hesitate beforehand but so glad I afterward. This time was no different – what a day, what a sight. The weather was perfect. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
This trip was a lot of fun. I flew up Saturday, climbed Sunday and came home Monday. I didn’t have a problem with altitude. I didn’t have a problem with the weather. In hind sight, I just saw God’s handy work.
Even in my current physical condition (okay but far from great) I felt good after finishing the climb in 7.5 hours. I love to push myself but not to hard. Slow and steady was the theme of the day.
Also, for me this was an interesting climb. The last time I went up a mountain was right around the time dad finished his cancer treatment and survived. I think about that time often.
It was also a time to tune out the noise of my life for a little while (although I had cell service on the top). It was just me climbing, taking one step at a time, resting when needed, and talking to those passing by from time to time. It was also a time for me to talk with God, and to reset some things in my mind.
I have a long way to go in my walk with Christ. I am a broken man. I am someone who needs Him by my side. I am someone who needs to read the bible more. I am someone who needs to talk about His life more through my daily actions.
God – this morning I take a moment to ask that you please continue to work on my heart, and that you please help me, guide me, and use me. Amen.