Chose this as a kick-off (and driving break) for my week-long Colorado trip. It has some personal history to it and finding the corresponding journal entry brought a tear to my eye. A fine way to start the trip!
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.