Brett-dude in foreground; Eagle Peak looming above him.
Of course, we didn't feel constrained by no stinkin' trail. :)
Hmm, looks like a good time to install our Yak Trax.
Yep, this bare ice is directly on-trail!
If you're wearing mtneering crampons, charge ahead. Otherwise, carefully take the side road!
Aha - the Aspen Meadow, making progress.
Sometimes, the Aspens go wild!
[This is the same place.]
All Right - 2,000 feet above the car and time for lunch.
We made the ascent is just over an hour-and-a-half.
Looking down from 9423'.
So, all the cadets are in the library on Saturday? We encountered no one else.
OK - time for a little trail maintenance here.
This log is history.
Of course we carried out all our cut logs. :)
Rats - another log across the trail.
Well, I knew the old Tom Sawyer trick wouldn't last too long.
Another one bites the dust.
Fourth and last to go - then Life will be Good again.
Bow saws are easy to carry - and cut way better than a knife!
Yep, we recognize this as the route's main waterfall.
Same falls with x-ray vision!
OK, one more crux move and we're home free!