Here high in the Colorado Rockies summer has entered the hot dry midsummer stretch where the outdoor activities can progress unimpeded. Two of the three Triple Crown of Running events have already been run with only the Pikes Peak Ascent remaining.
With all the trips I have had to accompany to hospital and doctor appointments, I regret to say that I have missed all of the summer races. However I decided not to let that stop me from writing a report for the Examiner on the progress of summer races with the fervent hope of being able to attend the last leg on the rugged Barr Trail leading to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Watching the sunrise bathing the peak in golden light from the seventh floor of the hospital makes me nostalgic for the times in the past when I would be making the early morning climb myself.