The Supra made it's camping debut.
The trail started off steep, as Dale is indicating.
Wildflowers were everywhere.
The mountain streams were also plentiful, and clean enough to drink unfiltered.
A nice little perch.
Dale taking a break and enjoying the view.
I was inspecting my shoe laces. Promise.
The top of Timber Gap. We earned a well deserved break.
A typical trail up the mountain.
Close up of some flowers.
Waterfalls were everywhere.
There were also an abundance of different critters and insects.
Field of wildflowers. The trail winds right through the middle.
The pine cones were huge! And for some reason, I'm not too happy about that.
Dale fell in with his pack on. I missed the money shot but this was close enough to show his desperation of getting out of the ice cold water.
More fields of flowers. It really was amazing.
I was watching the sunset knowing we weren't making it to the camp before it got dark.
A deer walking up on us.
I love this shot.
Nice spot to watch the sunset.
Time for the headlamps.
Deer snooping for food.
The deer were not shy.
The water was so freakin' clear!
Wildflowers huddled along a mountain stream.
Dale celebrating something...
More beautiful scenery
All of the greenery was extremely aromatic... and I'm trying to take it all in.
Flower trying to eat itself.
Good thing water was plentiful... we needed it.
This gives a sense of the grade of the mountain.
Steep grade = being tired.
More siesta time.
Top of Blackrock Pass overlooking Little Five Lakes. This shot was taken about five minutes before Dale puked.
Creepy dead tree.
It was overcast almost the entire trip.
Campsite along one of the Big Five Lakes.
Trying to warm up my aching feet.
Sun going down but not really in a great spot to see the sunset.
One of the Big Five Lakes in the morning with some rare blue skies in the background.
Lake looking the other way.
Squishing Sawtooth Peak (the tallest peak in the area).
This group of logs was actually part of the trail.
At the base of Sawtooth where there was still an abundance of snow.
About to head up to Sawtooth Pass (the ledge above my right shoulder). It was steep!
Columbine Lake in front of Sawtooth Peak.
At the top of Sawtooth Pass. What a view! Damn clouds!!!
The clouds settled in quite thickly and made seeing how to get down a challenge.
Once we descended some, the skies cleared up. At least a little.
Felt like I was in a horror movie.
An example of some of the large trees.
Heading down the home stretch.
It looked like a weed, but they had pretty flowers.
I was blocking this deer's path and nearly scared it to death.