This past Thursday was my 24th birthday! For my birthday, Ryan and I decided to hike our first 14er (14,000 foot mountain). We hiked up to the summit of Longs Peak. We camped near the summit the night before and started hiking at 2 am to reach the summit at 7 am. The best time to summit Longs Peak is early in the morning to avoid the summer rain in the early/late afternoon. The hike up to the summit is a tough hike with 5,000 feet of elevation gain. We had a wonderful time. The pictures below were taken by the GoPro and by our digital camera.