June 17, 2015 my friend and I decided to hike at Manitou Incline Colorado which has over 2k steps. We went there like almost 10am. When we reached we were having a hard time finding a parking lot. We had to turn twice in that area just to wait for a vacant pay parking. When we had our turned, we were one of the happy hikers. We started hiking at around 11:30am and we finished around 3:30pm going the back home.
It was like a torture for us coz we were first timer. There were stairs wherein we have to almost crawl in going up just to reach the top of the trail. First timers in hiking trail like this would be having a hard time and lots of muscle spasms afterwards. But for the regular hikers, it would be easy for them. There was even one man, maybe he was trying to lose weight as he was running back and forth on the trail and it’s just easy for him.
Given the chance, I will hike in this Manitou Incline again but I have to be early like before 6am so that I can find a good parking area and I need to finish early. But I don’t want to go down at the back portion as it was too long in there. If I will have to get down from there, I need to run fast so as to reach the bottom of the mountain quick. With my 2nd hike there, I think I will try to go down on the stairs again. Though it’s a bit steep but I know I can as I am used to walking and hiking the mountains when I was younger. And that would be easy for me.
To sum up, I loved the hike as it is like I am connecting with God’s nature which is away from all of the high technology of the modern world. It was just refreshing! Thanks God it was a successful journey of over 2k miles.
Thanks God, we are able to find a parking space after turning around the 2nd time.
Start of the hike
Hiking up! Keep moving forward! No going up unless you reached the top of Manitou Incline (over 2k steps).
Reaching the top of the incline was so refreshing!
Resting and taking photo of #ManitouIncline