Hiking in Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO has become synonymous in my mind with the almost unbelievable Leadville 100 foot race** hosted there every year. It is insane to me that I have friends who compete in this bonkers race every year (one of which who has competed consistently without shoes)! With all of this info and connections, I had not actually made the trek out there myself. All that changed a few weeks ago when I went for a lovely day hike in the Colorado sunshine.

**The 2016 Leadville 100 just occurred and my friend Davis Gaul just completed his second race with some staggering results. He improves his time by an unbelievably 6 hours and his finishing place jumped from 154 to 26 this year!

Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO

Equipped with long pants (to ward off fly bites), sunscreen, water, pistachios, apples, water and a hat we were off!

Leadville CO

As I attempted to have 0% of my skin exposed to the sun, Will sunned himself on a rock like a lizard. He had gained quite the tan during his time in Switzerland and is determined to maintain it.

Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO

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Leadville, CO

Rachael Jelnicky

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