Ganley Mtn & The Josephine Mine.
Banshees amuck on Ganley. Not a good sign!
Ganley Mtn looking mighty fine from the summer trailhead.
Centennial 13er Edwards
The loaded east slopes of Kelso, which I gave a wide berth to. The trail skirts right under this and I saw some tracks heading up there!
Grays pops into view. The trail zigs up the mostly scoured north slopes.
Awesome cloud play as the sun is about to pop out.
Torreys looking mighty white.
The lower portion of Kelso Ridge. Would like to try that in winter sometime, but not today!
Torreys in all its splendor. Looks more like a Himalayan peak in winter!
Dead Dog Couloir looking ripe to slide.
13er Kelso Mtn
The trail skirting below the n.e. ridge. I left my snowshoes on for this.
Looking back at the short sidehilling section on the trail.
Edwards getting hammered.
The upper slopes of Grays. I stayed on low angle snow as long as I could on snowshoes.
Torreys from my snowshoe stash along the trail.
Edwards from Grays.
Stephens Gulch from the summit. Notice the spindrift sweeping across.
Looking s.w. from the summit.
Looking south with Pikes on the horizon. Just a bit windy!
Do I really want to go up there? Luckily there was a bit of a wind shadow.
Nearing the summit of Torreys.
Grays from Torreys. It's only 3 feet higher.
I didn't trust the snowfield on Grays, so I reclimbed it to about 14K until I could safely cut across very shallow snow. The summer trail cuts across this from the saddle, which was a definite no go.
Edwards with Evans & Bierstadt in the background.
A hefty cornice about to bust loose. I could see the wind shaving off pieces of it.
Problematic spot to be avoided at the saddle.
This is why I love hiking in winter.
Torreys getting some nice light.
Parting shot of Grays. Wish it would have turned out better.