Our group early on in the hike. Pic by Dave Gibson.
Scooby & Shep looking for handouts.
First view of our first peak, French Mtn.
Dave & Matt size up French's steep south slopes.
Centennial Casco from near the Iron Mike Mine.
Dave and Hoot nearing the Friascol saddle.
Hoot about to top out on French.
Frasco Benchmark from French.
Jeff, myself, Hoot, & Dave on French. Scooby & Shep block Sierra. Pic by Dave Gibson.
Massive from French.
The group on French from Frasco BM.
The ridge to Casco.
Hoot on the way to Casco.
Casco from Fiascol saddle.
Can you spot Scooby & Shep?
Frasco BM (L) and French (R) from Casco.
The highest hill in Colorado, Bull Hill.
Ridge traverse to Lackawanna from Casco.
Cool view of the ridge traverse to Lackawanna.
Looking back to Casco about halfway across the ridge traverse.
Elbert from traverse to Casco.
A mini cornice in Sept!
Pt 13660B, a soft ranked 13er that is a quick sidetrip.
Cresting the mini-cornice, our "crux" on the traverse. Pic by Dave Gibson.
Hoot about to crest a mini cornice. This must get huge in winter!
Independence Pass from 13660B.
Our last peak of the day, Lackawanna from 13660B.
The cool summit block of Lackawanna, "Baker direct" route in red.
Dramatic cliffs on the southern false summit of Lackawanna.
Hoot descending the steep south ridge of Lackawanna, a 1.4 mile/3400' knee jarring descent.
A sea of changing aspens.
GPS track north to south. The mileage is more like 10.75 give or take.