|Starting on the trail|
|Sunrise on Grays Peak|
The trail up Torreys seemed short and easy but man was it steep! To make matters even more difficult, deep snow covered most of the trail. I had to kick in foot holds most of the way and it was exhausting but I was determined. It only took us about 30 minutes to reach the summit of Torreys from the saddle but my legs shook from exhaustion at the summit. The view once again was spectacular and I didn't want to leave and head down. I could have sat there all day. The descent was quick and easy to the saddle but then things got interesting.
|Summit of Torreys Peak (14,267ft)|
It was an amazing day and we finished it off with trip to my favorite restaurant Chipotle for an awesome burrito. Although the day was an resounding success and one of the best times I have ever experienced on a mountain, a thought about my hemophilia did pop into my mind. Even though I am on prophy, what if I had twisted my ankle badly on the mountain? Could I infuse with it being that cold outside. I have now realized that my training cannot only be about physical conditioning but also my preparedness with my hemophilia. In the upcoming months I will be attempting my infusions in cold environments to see the challenges in a more controlled situation before I leave for my trip. I have infused outside in the mountains before but not in the frigid temperatures I may experience on some of my futures endeavors. I will post about these experiences soon!
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