We woke up early on the 29 of January, ready to hike the Flat Iron. We have hiked it twice before ( look at the first time here and the second time here) with two different groups. This time we were hiking it with Keith, our next door neighbor, and Jason, another volunteer in the park. Keith came over in his truck at about 7:30, and we picked up Jason on our way out. We started climbing at about 8 o’clock. We reach the Basin at about 9:30. Then begins the hard part. It’s only a mile to the top from there, but it’s the hardest mile I have ever climbed ( except Pickets Post, but that’s another story for another time). When you reach the top, the climb is all worth it. Just stay away from the edge, because it’s a 2,800 foot drop. It was exciting to see low-flying planes and helicopters under you.
It’s even harder on the way down. We didn’t stop as much, but that was because we wanted to get down before it got too hot out. When we reached the bottom, all I wanted to do for the rest of the day was relax. On our way home, we stopped and got ice cream. It was an awesome, well worth it climb.