Sarah and I decided to take advantage of the long 4th of July weekend and climb many of the Front Range and Tenmile-Mosquito Range 14ers. Our friends, Miles and Dave, joined us on the first day for a climb of Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans. Here, Miles and Dave take the final few steps on to the summit of Mount Bierstadt.
Andy, Sarah, Miles, Dave and Nina on the summit of Bierstadt
We went on to climb these two peaks, Grays and Torreys, the next day.
a look back at Bierstadt while on the way to Evans
Bierstadt with its connecting sawtooth ridge to Evans
Evans as seen from the traverse from Bierstadt
Birstadt from the summit of Evans
By the time we got to Evans, the weather had significantly changed even though it was only 10:30 AM. We had to run from the summit with hail falling and lightning flashing. Luckily, we all made it safely back to the car.