Personal Narrative: My Trip To Colorado

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In January of last year I went on a trip to Colorado on a "college visit" with a friend and my father to University of Colorado Boulder. We left Wednesday night, skipping school both Thursday and Friday. We did go to the college and took a tour of the campus on Thursday which I greatly enjoyed, it is beautiful out there and at elevation there is very little humidity. The true intention of the trip, as important as the college visit was, was to go to Breckenridge Resort and spend the weekend snowboarding. A couple of my dad's friends were also going and we were going to share their timeshare. Breck is one of the largest and highest Ski Resorts in both America and the world and we were prepared to have the trip of a lifetime. Because of the elevation a small …show more content…
Feeling much better halfway down we decided to try a new section of the mountain and continued exploring the terrain for the rest of the day. Throughout the rest of the trip I did not have any further problems with altitude sickness and am very glad that I got to enjoy the trip to the full extent. Breckenridge has a lift that goes further up in elevation than any other lift in the world so naturally we decided to check it out. The lift was not the highest summit however and we knew we had to make at least one trip the final 400 feet or so to the true summit. After hiking about 60 vertical feet we knew that it was going to take us some time and more than a few breaks in order to reach the top. After taking 15 minutes to reach the top we sat down to catch our breath and enjoy the amazing view. It was a clear day and we could see the whole way to the horizon in every direction. While the trip was rather expensive I would recommend every snowboarder and skier have an experience similar to this, I would absolutely go again if I had the chance, there is nothing like going to a large resort and spending several days doing nothing but hitting the

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