The start of the climb
The destination in sight (summit of Pikes Peak)
Ruin and horses grazing
The horses make a run for it
Bison Fishing Club gate
This is the road we normally take when running the Ring the Peak trail
Bison #2 with ducks
Bison #2 with view towards Pikes Peak
Chewy gets a drink
The summit in the distance
Beaver pond with lodge (to the right)
Climbing above the basin
Another view of the cabin ruin (to the left)
Cabin ruin and pond
Cabin ruin at 10,500'
Mine tailings (Chewy at the top of them)
Climbing high above the basin
The trail topped out on a ridge, then dropped slightly to this dry creek. It continued up the right side of the creek bed before turning up slope to the right.
Trail was fairly easy to follow, but not well traveled!
Climbing to treeline
The summit is in view!
The summit and the cog railway cut
Seldom seen view of Pikes Peak
The western-most lake
Spotting my route to the summit
Joining an old jeep road
Cross-countrying again (train visible above--that's where Rick Hessek is walking down the tracks)
Looking south and east