Hiking/climbing trip, July 2016

There were nine hikes totaling 130 miles and 20,000 feet
of elevation gain. 


WIND RIVER RANGE  (five photos)


Beginning the full pack hike up the valley



Further up the valley



My campsite twelve miles up the valley is just beyond
here, in a meadow nestled in closer to the mountains
seen in the photo.



On my way from my campsite (elev 8,400 ft) to summit of
Greeley Point (elev 11,300 ft), looking back at Clark
Lake (elev 10,200 ft)



At the 11,000 ft saddle above Clark Lake, just below
Greeley Point

=====================================================

UINTA RANGE


About 200 sheep, two sheep dogs and a sheepherder were
encountered at a 12,000 foot pass in the Uinta Range
of Utah.  I hiked 30 miles that day, with 3,000 feet
of elevation gain.

=====================================================

CLIMBING LONG'S PEAK (14,256 ft) OF COLORADO

(From a distance -- 4 photos)


From the west.  Long's is the peak on the left.



Long's Peak from the west.



Long's Peak from the east.



Near the end of the hiking portion and the beginning
of the climbing portion.  From here, the trail and
the climb wrap around to the other side of the mountain.

======================================================

CLIMBING LONG'S PEAK, the steep portion and the summit
(five photos)


Looking back along the ledge



Final section of Long's Peak climb



The west face of Long's -- the climbing route



The summit of Long's



The trail heading down Long's Peak

========================================================

DAY HIKES IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (six photos)



A lake at 11,000 feet -- high point of the day's hike



A lake at 10,000 feet -- high point of the day's hike



Another lake at 10,000 feet -- high point of the day's hike



This day's hike began down in the distant hazy valley
beyond the lake -- 3,000 feet below and six miles away.



The day's turn around point -- a ridge at 12,000 feet,
six miles from the trailhead.  Long's Peak is the
mountain off to the right.