Michael & Eldon took Israel, Daij and Gage hiking up to Lucifer and Picture lakes and onto the Garden Wall this last week.
Sort of spectacular country.
|Israel & Gage catching some dinner.|
|All the snow we got this year made for some not-so-easy to navigate trails.|
|Israel's caption for this one was "Triple Survival." Probably says a lot about the experience.|
|Going up. . . above the first lake.|
|And still going up. It's still pretty snowy up high.|
|See the tiny little people? (Eldon and the boys about 1/6 up the picture in the center of the frame)|
|Israel still climbing. . . up into the clouds.|
|His camouflage works a little too well. He blends into the background in all these photos!|
|Michael & Israel. . . top of Mountaineer Peak.|
Israel making his way back down.
|Glimpse of the valley on the way down. They hiked for about 12 hours this day and didn't get home until after dark. Still probably a better option than staying another night in the rainstorms.|