Mr. Macchiato hiked Blodgett Peak on Saturday with a friend.
This hike is still too difficult for me.
It was still breathtaking though.
That is the fine city of Colorado Springs.
Mr. Macchiato sent me a link to a story in our local newspaper yesterday. It is looking like people are now going to be charged to hike the fourteener's... as much as $20 a person. Let me tell you... he is NOT happy about that! Not. At. All.
Hiking is something we enjoy doing that is relatively inexpensive. We just have to pay for the gas to get us there and back home. We usually eat out after a hike but it isn't necessary. We have been acquiring some gear over the years... hiking boots, back packs, spikes, etc... but, all that isn't necessary to start. Up to now the parks and trails have been maintained through our taxes and an additional expense to actually use those resources seems unfair. At the very least, if they are going to go through with this, they should exempt Colorado residents.