The following post is a “re-blog” of a guest post I wrote on a friend’s blog in September 2012, shortly after my failed mission up Pike’s Peak in Colorado.  We never made it to the top of the mountain on that hike. Read on to find out why. Fifteen hours after our first confident steps, the four of us shuffled off Pike’s Peak in disbelief. Somehow, Brian, Mary Karen, my husband and I had made it up and down one…