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Getting ready to leave the trailhead - 4:00 a.m.
Marina - hiking up the lower mountain at sunrise.
The shadow of Mount Bierstadt.
Shadows on the foothills ...
John nearing the summit of Mount Bierstadt.
John at the summit of Mount Bierstadt.
John makes espresso while Marina keeps warm.
Steve - trying to keep warm.
espresso at 14,060 feet above sea level.
John and Marina walking around the summit.
Abyss Lake and Mount Evans.
John, Marina, and Steve (from left to right).
Steve - posing on the summit.
Steve - doing a phoon
on the summit.
Steve - falling off of the summit ... not really.
USGS Marker on the summit - location.
USGS Marker on the summit - closeup.
John and Marina with the official
Do you see the word 'ski' at this retired ski area?
Marina - coming down the final pitch.
The morning crowds headed up the lower mountain.
Marina - traversing the muddy bogs.
Mount Evans, the Sawtooth, and Mount Bierstadt (from left to right).
Along on this hike with me: Marina and John.