About an hour after our start (we started at 5:30 AM).
Left to right (Dean, Garrett, Calvin, Dianne, Nancy)
Fearless leader (Dave).
Left to right: Dianne, Lisa, Nancy.
Taking a break at about 13,600 feet with the approach ridge to Phoenix Peak in the background.
Dianne and Garrett about 10 minutes before the summit of Phoenix.
The summit of Phoenix Peak (over 13,895 ft).
Another shot on the summit of Phoenix peak.
Group shot from Dave on the summit. Left to right: Dean Waits, Garrett Dietz, Calvin Eisenach, Lisa Heckel, David Dietz, Dianne Stiller, Wolfgang Stiller, Nancy Stevenson .
Heading along the ridge to La Garita Peak (13,710).
Beaver dam about 15 minutes from the trail head.
More beaver dams
Last stream crossing (about five minutes from the TH)
We parked and camped here. It's about 1.6 miles of four wheel drive road on the 502 1a to this point.
We camped just before this crossing.