We spent the 4th of July in Rye. In the morning we went canoeing and biking. The Kottenstettes on the lake.
On Saturday we hiked up to the Dry Lakes.
Jacque all ready for some serious hiking!
The stream crossings. I guess that the lakes will not be dry.
Breaking out above tree line. We had to cross this small snow field enroute to the lakes.
At the Dry Lakes. We found this excellent rock to take a break at.
View into the top of the basin.
Looking East across the Wet Mountain Valley.
On Sunday we got up early to hike Mount Adams. The approach follows the Horn Creek Trail.
Making good time up towards Horn Lake
On the snow.
One of the first views to Mount Adams
Horn Lake with Jacque
The route goes to the snow field on top of the ridge on the right side of the photo and then follows the ridge to the top. It is about 1,200 feet to the snow field.
Looking down at Horn Lake.
On the scree field
Closer view of Mount Adams.
Are we there yet?
The Crestones sticking out above the other peaks.
Looking down the other side of the ridge at North Crestone Lake.
Cool cloud. We avoided any storms on this day.
Getting real close to the summit now.
The last few steps to the summit
Jacque on the summit.
Summit photo on Mount Adams (13,931 feet).
Columbine, the state flower of Colorado
Columbine with Mount Adams in the background
stream crossing on the way out.