10 years ago I spent a summer living in the mountains around CO Springs, helping repair trails and learning about local ecology with a program through Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI). Now I’m back in the Springs, a few miles from the RMFI office, training at the US Olympic Training Center.
I’m probably not summiting any 14ers on this trip, but I’m aiming towards other mountains. South Colony Lakes Basin is still my happy place. It’s part of my meditation before every race. I loved that time, and I love this one. Life is a ride, and I’m here for it.