Thursday, June 28, 2012

SUMMIT PARTY...

What:  Summit Mt. Ptarmigan
When:  June 20, 2012, 4:30 a.m. - ?
Where:  Pike National Forest
Why: Because it's there and you paid for this torture
         To challenge yourself physically, mentally, spiritually

Sunrise
Destination
Break on a steep mountainside
Pure Colorado water from melting snows
     Our beautiful girl guiding us along

When we got to the ridge, about 15 minutes from summit, we sat down to rest and eat our wonderful lunches of Vienna sausages (couldn't do it), fruit, and crackers.  Candy bars were to be saved for the summit.  One of our boys asked if he could lead us in a song.  I couldn't sing for crying tears of pure joy and relief:


The splendor of a king
Clothed in majesty
Let all the Earth rejoice
Let all the Earth rejoice

He wraps Himself in light
And darkness tries to hide
It trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
SING WITH ME, HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
AND ALL WILL SEE, HOW GREAT,
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD

As each one summited, our guides made a bridge  
It's official...we're at the top
Circle up to pray and sing praise to our Father
Standing in the snow on the mountain top with my sweetheart
Lots of pics proving we all made it
Best of all, doing it with 2 of my 3 kiddos

Hope you enjoyed the party!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

How fun! I'm sure that Dan was excited to go to the top of a mountain with you!

Lori said...

Love all of the pictures! What a great experience - and you did it with most of your family!

The Lady in Pred said...

I am SO amazed! My guys have not stopped talking--So glad you all made it to the top.
Sherry

Summer said...

This looks sooooo fun. It's going on my bucket list.

Alyssa said...

So proud of you and yours! I'm impressed!

Amy said...

wonderful trip! love the pic with the four of you at the top!

The 5 Arbuckle's said...

What an accomplishment! Extra special that you got to do it with most of your family.