Doh! We forgot the caviar.
At top of 72 on way to Peak-to-Peak highway (119 at this end)
Sketching -- in the warm sun for the last time on the trip
Before the storm at campsite at 72 & 119 intersection
Dude totally clueless about coming storm
The morning after the storm
On Peak-to-Peak highway heading to Black Hawk
Aaron met the store owner, Havanna, on his previous trip to Mt. Evans, so we stopped by again. She's a fellow cyclist.
Central City -- a city with a history, now turned to gambling
Outside of Idaho Springs
A bit tuckered out
Animals on the perfect perch for watching I-70 traffic and laughing at the idiot humans
On 103 to Echo Lake
Beginning hump of Mt. Evans, just above tree line
At Echo Lake campsite
Echo Lake, at 10,600'
Do we look cold enough?
A quiet forest
But wait! What's that?
It's getting closer!
Cooking dinner out of the rain
Aaron returning from climbing Mt. Evans alone
Mt. Evans: Chicago Lakes at 1/5 from bottom; Summit Lake behind lower ridge just below 1/2; peak at the obvious place (see later photos/captions for match-up)
On the way up
14 miles and 3,500' from Echo Lake
15 switchbacks finish the climb
Next to US Geological Survey marker
14,258', at least in 1955
One of Chicago Lakes
Burnel, a fellow cyclist
Will they make it? Almost there! You can do it! Oh, wait, they have a combustion engine. [Sneer]
Summit Lake, about 1400' below; check out how small the cars look in the parking lot.
Funny to see flip-flops and whatnot at 14K, but that's Mt. Evans for you.
Summit Lake, on the way down
Drying out the gear in the rare interval of sunlight