early morning - the peak is highlighted by sun - that's where we will be in about 5hours - looking at it from this point I just cannot believe it is where we will be :)
no more picture will be taken till we reach the summit ... have to keep up with good pace...
the last step to reach the summit :)
stocking up calories for the way down ...
views from the top
this is it - the summit! - 14,005 ft above the sea level this time!
Mt. of Holy Cross - 14,005 ft
views of Angelica Couloir
on the way back - looking up at the talus
walking down the boulder field
left the talus - next goal - descent over the boulder field
more views of the Angelica Couloir
looking down the Angelica Couloir again - it is a North Face - there is still snow here
East Cross Creek is fed by Lake Patricia high at 11,398 feet
looking back at the peak - still cannot believe we did it!
descending boulder field - looking back at the peak
a beautiful meadow up in the mountains - it is above the creek valley
amazing rock! it is a painting engraved in stone! use your imagination about what you see there! it reminded me a Yellowstone valleys with bison herds grazing there! :)
last peek at the peak! - the boulder field is finally left behind...
still a long-long way down ...
finally climbed from the East Cross Creek valley (10,700ft), back on the way to the Half Moon Pass - views of the peak from here are amazing! you can see the entire trail over the ridge to the summit!