The Manitou Springs Incline, also known as the Manitou Incline or simply "the Incline," (dun dun duuuuun) is a popular hiking trail rising above Manitou Springs, near Colorado Springs. The Incline is famous for its sweeping views and steep grade, making it a fitness challenge for anyone even in the best of shape. To put it into perspective, the incline gains over 2,000 feet of elevation in less than one mile.
After a night out, and a few to many CLS, I still thought this hike would be relatively easy for me. I was SO wrong. I struggled the entire way up, which I am going to blame on the heat and booze, not my physical activity level. Hopefully. Both Jenny and I swore we would do it again!
No idea what we are getting ourselves into..
One hour of struggle later, we made it to the top!
And then you have to hike 4 miles using the switchbacks down. Ugh! I would love to do this again with more sleep, and less drinks, the night before.