All I want to do for Father’s Day is go for a nice long run. Doubt though my new InSinkErator garbage disposal will install itself in the kitchen sink. And Ellie wants me to take her camping. Why is Father’s Day rarely about Dad? This photo is two miles into the 2016 Bolder Boulder – Memorial Day where I had an hour in the morning to myself to run a storied 10K. I recall having to return quickly from the race to grill burgers for Brit’s band, who was performing in the neighborhood. How much you want to bet, I’ll grill dinner for Father’s Day too?
I think my plan will be this. Install the garbage disposal Saturday morning. Celebrate that victory with a run in the afternoon. Then travel up to a B&B in Silver Plume for the evening to position us for an early morning climb up Mt. Bierstadt. I tried to reserve camping spots but they are either taken or not yet open. I could risk camping at first-come, first served camping spots, but if I’ve learned anything as a father, you don’t take such risks with kids. So the B&B is booked for a sure thing.
This entire hike is above tree line from the trail head. It’s 3 miles up to the peak, with the first mile through a wet marsh. Should be frozen in the morning. The next two miles are steep. This will be Ellie’s first 14er. Brit is going too. Wish us luck.