The trip down was fast; somewhere under 2hrs from the summit back to the car. I did well for the first 2,000ft moving at a pretty good rate, then after leaving the rocks my knees and feet started to hurt. We both popped a few ibuprofens during a quick rest and just kept going. During the last mile and 1,000ft we ran across the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative trail crew. I can’t imagine taking tools up these trails and clearing trees and rocks all day. It takes it out of me just hiking, so my hats off to them for their work. We passed them, and then soon they passed us almost running down the trail. The sight of the bridge was beautiful that meant the car was a few minutes away.
Total Gained Elevation: 4,100ft
Climbing Partner: Dad
Picture Link: http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/nickkarl72/Mount%20Elbert/