I signed up for a club hike up Glacier Gorge in the Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the universe. When we got to the trailhead, there were gale-force winds so we decided to look for something else lower down. We ended up hiking the loop around Lumpy Ridge which I had hiked before. This, though lower than Glacier Gorge, is more difficult with greater distance (eleven miles) and greater elevation gain (3,000 feet). The three men I was with were very fast, which was good because it was a fine workout and I am getting up to full hiking form early this year. However, whenever I stopped to take a picture, the others left me behind. I am not sure that they even saw the beautiful scenery. There are good people in the Colorado Mountain Club who worship nature or just like to have fun. Sometimes I think that others just transfer their competitive city life to the backcountry and care only about time and distance. That characterization is probably not accurate, but it was a beautiful day, though windy.