Starting out from Maroon Lake you get the iconic view of the Maroon Bells.
Ice cream for the eyes.
I climbed these bad boys back in 2004 and now have a hankering to re-visit their summits.
Heading up towards West Maroon Pass.
Views back towards where we started.
Nearing the 1st of 4 12K ft passes, West Maroon Pass.
Denali carried his own food/water. Not bad for a 70yr old pup!
Where we're heading.
On the way to Frigid Air Pass.
Taking a break before the slog up the 2nd pass of the day.
Came from there, heading there.
Almost to the top of Frigid Air Pass.
Sure beats work.
Sporting the ugly Mizuno's with the Maroon Bells in the background. Lime green shoes are making a come-back!
On top of Frigid Air pass.
Looking down into Fravert Basin, our camp for the night.
After 12 miles and 3650ft we arrived at our home for the night. An awesome camp right next to the small waterfall.
Fravert Basin. One of the coolest places in all of Colorado.
Aspen tunnels heading up Trail Rider pass.
A small lake before the final climb up Trail Rider pass.
Final push up to 12,400ft.
Views down to Snowmass Lake, our second camp.
Terrible views from camp after 8 miles and 3000ft.
Since we got to camp around 1pm and it was a cloudless day, I boogied up 14,092ft Snowmass mountain. Fun 3rd class scrambling and 3000ft gain in just 2.5miles.
Morning alpine-glow from camp.
Camp breakfast without 15 slices of bacon?! I think not.
Morning views before packing up.
Reflections in a beaver pond.
Denali chilling before the slog up Buckskin Pass.
Snowmass mtn and surrounding peaks.
Pretty gentle climb up to the 12,400ft Buckskin Pass.
Denali checking out the trail heading down.
Fourth pass. WooHoo!
Heading back to civilization.
Maroon Bells with awesome aspen groves.
Can't get enough of this view.
No less then 300 people and $40K worth of camera gear here on Sunday afternoon.
Chips and Bristol brews, a great way to end a fantastic weekend.