Just wanted a little high altitude quick hike.
Lots of goats on the trail.
Did this with Rosalie Epaulie, Epaulet, Evans and Warren.
Awesome bluebird day!
on the way to evans.
Tour de Abyss...
From Summit Lake with C. Blake...
Took my brother-in-law on his first hike of a 13er and 14er. Headed up from Summit Lake. Great short loop!
Quick bump on the route in to do the Sawtooth Ridge (succesfull) of Bierstadt. Beautiful trail with lots of scenery.
Nice after work jaunt! Escaped the 100F+ in Denver to 65 or less along the ridge. :)
Great hike up and around the lake to Evans via the ridge.
Passed over on the way to Evans. Took a 15 minute cat nap on the flat summit boulder on the way back down. Relaxing!
First 13er/14er after ACL reconstruction in mid March
Quite a slog through the marsh and willows. Got pretty wet since it rained the night before.
Started with Spalding from Summit Lake
This is more a variation on the standard west slope route because we had to backtrack from the cirque and shoot up a steep but stable slope. We had to work for this one. Dealing with the bog on ascent and descent was nothing compared with bushwhacking through the willows. On our way down, thought we'd never get out. Spalding's views make up for the pain though.
Headed over to this easy summit as an after-thought on the way back to the car. Bierstadt/Sawtooth and Evans on same trip.
Climbed from Summit Lake. Was my first peak to climb. Needless to say, it was love at first sight.
Hiked up to Summit Lake from the trailhead at Echo Lake and past the Chicago Lakes. Summited Spalding and Evans
Spalding made for an easy summit on the descent after bagging the Snave Rt. on Evans.