Josh and I take break with some tea and examine the map.
Dan poses after crossing the bridge
Dan resting and basking in the warmth of the sun on a toasty rock recliner
My Alpenlight Ultralight with my trusty MSR Thunderbird ice axe.
Josh taking a photo of me taking a picture of him.
My fabulous Early Winters Starship 3-person tent.
Starship is perched on a shelf.
My Starship tent is perched on a rocky shelf above the tiny lake. The tent looks minuscule, and it is, relative to our environment.
Where's Waldo? Can you spot my Starship tent?
Same question, can you spot my Starship tent?
These were Nike's first leather hikers.
What a magnificent landscape!
Is this frickin spectacular or what?
Josh and Dan looking happy to be here. Early Winters candle lantern provides evening light.
Mountain breakfast on the rocks: My guess is that I'm eating instant oatmeal. The green jacket was a prototype with a quilted insulating fabric construction that we called "Silver Lining" when we commercialized it. We obviously didn't use yellow Velcro on the production versions.
Pausing for my photo op on a one log bridge
Dan trying to appear confident as he uses the wire and focuses on getting across the log bridge.
Vitamin "R", stashed in the stream near the trail head, waiting to celebrate our return. Often these beer stashes would be plundered by inconsiderate opportunists. But today we were fortunate and our thirst was quenched.