The initial part of our climb required us to cross a boggy meadow.
After crossing the meadow, large snow banks crossed the trail, requiring some fancy footwork.
The long, steep gully to the saddle is next. Andrew trudges up the gully. Note the meadow behind him.
Higher in the gully, Jackie and Katie are dots far below to the right.
Near the saddle at 13,140 ft, Katie considers her climb to the saddle. (Mt. Sherman is in the background).
Andrew and Jackie begin the long summit ridge climb. Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive are far away in the background.
Andrew traverses the long summit ridge. Mt. Sheridan is to the right.
Top: Jackie and Andrew Bottom: Katie and Alan
This is a relatively easy climb and highly recommended for a first fourteener.Part 1: Mt. Elbert