The contrast between rugged granite peaks patched with snow, alpine tundra saturated with wild flowers, and the purity of aqua blue lakes all bundled together in one eye soaking moment is indescribable.
After only a couple hours sleep, I woke at 4:30 a.m. to hike up a 14,000-foot summit in the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Uncompahgre Peak!
As the southern portion of the Sawatch diminishes, the earth gives rise to the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and Humboldt Peak near Westcliffe, Colorado.
Definitely a two-thumbs-up hike! Missouri and Fancy Pass Loop in Holy Cross Wilderness Area Colorado. Alpine lakes, great mountain scenery.
Upper Michigan will always be my home no matter where I live. The Escarpment Trail in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is spectacular destination for hikers in this area.