Heading up through the French Creek drainage.
Old mine entrance.
Old cabin ruin along French Creek.
Columbines, Colorado's state flower.
Getting up to the rocky parts now...
Early morning clouds hover over the peak.
No, that's not the summit...
There was plenty of wildflower action!
Looking back down the French Creek drainage.
Some more mining ruins.
I would hike up this gully, which was much steeper, longer and wetter than it looks, to reach the saddle.
Will the clouds burn off before I get up there?
The peak at last? Looks so close, doesn't it? Believe me, it's not.
This old cabin ruin was on the saddle btwn Guyot and the neighboring peak. Didn't have time to go down there and check it out this time, but will defintely do so next time.
Closer zoom on same cabin...
Gotta love that green alpine tundra!
And now on to the more foreboding landscape...
Once up top, some awesome views of the neighboring mountains!
Looking west to the Tenmile Range. You can see the Breckenridge ski area in the middle.
Looking north/northeast. You can see the backside of Keystone ski area over to the left.
Looking south/southeast over South Park and all the way to Pikes Peak!
Pikes Peak (in middle, kinda faded out by sun).
Mt. Guyot USGS marker.
Da summit. :)
Zoomed-in shot of Breckenridge Ski Area.
The obligatory self-portrait on the summit.
There were some big drops...
Climbing up that sucked, and climbing down it wasn't going to be any easier.
Bald Mountain again...
That's Greys and Torreys (a couple of 14ers) in the middle.
Keystone Ski Area in middle, Gore Range behind it.
A lot of the rocks were rusty, indicating high iron content. I would later split my knee open on such a rock lower down on the mountain.