Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Ascent of Lookout Mountain
Today I hiked up Lookout Mountain.
Here is the evidence. I trust this will refute the scoffing of my political enemies that a man of my advanced age, girth, and inertia would be incapable of climbing anything more ambitious than a step stool.
Exhibit A: Here you see a photo of Clear Creek Canyon from the Windy Saddle observation point, halfway up the mountain.
Exhibit B: Here you see a photo that confirms my attendance in front of the trail sign for the Lookout Mountain trail, at a point 0.4 miles from the summit. The summit is a flat top occupied by the Lookout Mountain Nature Center and the old Boettcher Mansion, the summer home and hunting lodge built in 1917 for old-time Denver magnate Charles Boettcher, a Prussian draft dodger who rose from humble origins to found a Rocky Mountain business empire.