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1998 Colorado Photos

In early September, 1998, four of us spent 10 days hiking in the mountains of central Colorado. Dennis and I had discussed such a trip earlier in the year. He suggested inviting 2 of his friends, who'd previously hiked in the area. David and Marianne really made the trip work well.

We met in Leadville and hiked for 2 days to acclimate to the altitude. Then, we set up a campsite near Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest peak. We topped that the next day. After a good night's rest, we moved on to a day trip in Aspen and the Maroon Bells.

Our last campsite was in the San Juan's, East of Silverton, in the SW corner of the state. We spent the last 3 days there. All-in-all, it was a beautiful trip to a beautiful area.

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Group on Mt. Elbert Dennis on Mt. Elbert Gary on Mt. Elbert
David, Marianne, and Dennis on summit of Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest peak. Dennis on the summit of Mt. Elbert. The dog belongs to someone else. Gary on the summit of Mt. Elbert.

Dennis at the saddle Gary in the San Juans Gary, Marianne, and David
Dennis on the saddle reached on our 2nd day of hiking. The loop trail was on the Western slope of Independence Pass. Gary on a high ridge in the San Juan Mountains, East of Silverton. Gary, Marianne, and David on the saddle overlooking the Needles in the San Juans.

Dennis above campsite #2   A Great Trip
To Beautiful Country
With Good Friends !!!
Dennis on a rest stop returning from the summit above Campsite #2. This was taken the last day of our hiking trip.

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