Part of the group hiking the upper part of Minnie Gulch. The hike begins at 11,500 ft and traverses wide open alpine country on its way to the CDT.
A clump of Purple Fringe and views towards the Continental Divide
Butterfly nectarine on some alpine flowers
Here we're about 12,800 ft
Views along the Continental Divide
Bob is enjoying the scenery. This point is 13,000 ft.
Spectacular mountain views all around
Ken and Dean are "discussing" the map, while Mary Ann and Sue look on
Ken also gave us a little geology lesson.
The group at our high point above Minnie Gulch. From left, Dean, Susan D, Ken, Mary Ann, Sue, Susan M, and Bob; I'm behind the lens.
Clouds are darkening, so time to leave
Snowfield on slopes below us
We're starting to hear some thunder now
Made it back to the cars before the storm hit