Happy 14th Birthday Bergen!

March 16th, 2009 Posted in day to day

Written by Shanie

Although it was technically Bergen’s Birthday yesterday, I thought that it was vale la pena to document the impressive celebration of B’Dog’s 14th…

One of our favorite trails in the area is a steep ridge climb that culminates on top of the knobby summit of Cerro Goye. The single-track, sandy, sometimes rocky pathway is certain for a good workout. And amazing views.

We weren’t sure if Bergen was up for the challenge of such a steep hike, but decided to let him tell us whether it was a go or not. When we neared the trailhead he looked at us with a steely-eyed glare of defiance. It was obvious he wanted the summit of Cerro Goye.

Well, I must say I am a proud mom — 2,300 vertical in an hour and a half is impressive for anyone, let alone a 98 year old.

Bergen hiked faster than both of his parents, got some airtime jumping off rocks and beat his siblings in a few race-offs; impressive all the way around.

It was a great day had by all.

  1. 8 Responses to “Happy 14th Birthday Bergen!”

  2. By Luca on Mar 16, 2009

    I raise a glass and toast you Bergen on your 14th! Way to go Bergen! You are still rulin it. To many more birthdays my four legged friend.
    Love Luca

  3. By gramma and grampa on Mar 16, 2009

    Way to go Bergen! From two who are realizing what it is like to get close to 98 years old.

    gmom & gdad

  4. By Bets on Mar 16, 2009

    Bergen! Happy birthday – my chin is all sparks for you – an amazing boy :)

  5. By Patagonia on Mar 16, 2009

    He sends many thanks and lots of chin kisses to all of you. (:

  6. By Patagonia on Mar 16, 2009

    Oh and granddad…you know the summit of the hike in question, no?

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