Andy inspecting a rusty rail car along the trail
Andy, Jason, and Nina hiking through a on the way to the Ruby Creek Trail
a first glimpse of Pigeon appearing a very long way above us
Just above treeline, Andy makes his way towards Pigeon and Turret with a beautiful view behind him.
Jason, Andy and Nina appear very small below Pigeon.
Pigeon and the very little snow remaining
Jason, Andy and Nina negotiate the rocky slabs leading to Pigeon.
Andy and Jason pose for a photo along the way.
Pigeon's steep west face
Nina doing her best imitation of a mountain goat
Jason patiently led the way all day.
Andy, Jason and Nina negotiate some of the more difficult terrain closer to the summit.
Andy follows as Jason kicks great steps up the snow
Andy looking down from above
Jason, Andy and Nina with Vestal, Arrow and Trinity in the background
Jason, Andy and Nina just below the summit
Vestal, Arrow, and Trinity from the summit of Pigeon
Jagged with Rio Grande Pyramid in the distance from the summit of Pigeon
Sarah on Pigeon's summit block at 7:00 PM
The view of Turret, which we would go on to summit at 11:15 PM
The peaks of Chicago Basin in the distance
Jason descending off Pigeon
Andy making his way down through difficult terrain while Nina waits below
Nina soaking up the setting sun's rays while waiting for us
We returned to camp near Needleton at approximately 4:15 AM after summiting Turret in the dark. We were moving quite slowly the next morning.
Nina sleeping before her 9-mile run back to the Purgatory TH with Jason and Andy