Mt Evans

Sun is exploding on top of Mt Evans summit. It was nice sunrise with Mt Bierstadt summit filled by sunrise watchers.

I took this photo and started my descent via sawtooth ridge to summit Mt Evans, making it my 26th 14er.

Sawtooth Ridge

Mt Bierstadt and Sawtooth ridge. I enjoyed this route to get to my 26th, Mt Evans. This was my second class 3, first was Longs Peak, and I found it to be more of a class 3 “work out” than Longs. Longs had more exposure in many places, but I felt it was a “safe” exposure and really didn’t have to do any serious route finding or rock climbing. For Sawtooth it was all about finding the right route and there were number of places where I had to do some rock climbing, but without much of an exposure. So it was a nice work out.

This pic makes it look not as intimidating as it looks from other view points, almost looks like a nice vertically even ridge…

Btw, there are at least maybe hundred people standing on the summit of Bierstadt, saw it with long zoom lens…

That was unpleasant!

And the View is Awesome!

Finally, managed to climb up to the summit of the mountain you have seen a few posts back. Now you can see the lakes that have no name from high up. While pictures can never repeat the in-person experience, I think it shows it darn well, how pretty it all.

What are your weekend plans? I’m contemplating on hiking a 14er or two. Perhaps I see you on the trail!

More of the same

Alpine lakes that have no name. Unless you know where they are, you don’t ever know where they are. Lets keep it this way.