Despite having hiked Bierstadt twice already myself, Lisa had never been up it, so we decided to tackle it together. For good measure, we brought Lonny along, since he and I had summitted it together two years ago (with the intention of proceeding on to Mt. Evans, but had to turn back on account of weather). We also had with us Kathy and Rurik Lubinski (and their dog Wiley) - some friends from work. Unfortunately, the weather was a little less than cooperative. We had partly cloudy skies, but temperatures that dropped down to 34 degrees, with a hefty amount of wind chill added for good measure. Alas, we still summitted and had a good time, despite the chill and snow (in August, no less).