Day 2 of our rocky mountain Halloween weekend fun was spent hiking up to Montgomery Pass.
My shoes had dried out nicely by the fire the night before. Although you can’t see it from my photos, most of the day was spent hiking in ankle to calf deep snow. Once we hit the tundra, the snow was a lot more sparse.
“Up you go Kerkove. I don’t care if there’s snow.”
Tree line wasn’t too far away. This was the view from the other side of the mountains.
Jeff and I were not satisfied with just going to Montgomery Pass, so we hiked along the spine of the mountain on the Continental Divide. Winds were cold and raging at 30-40 mph. We just made it up to 12,000 ft when the temp started dropping and it was clear that the weatherman was indeed correct. A storm was moving in, and it would snow later that night.
The tallest peak in this photo was the one we were at yesterday.
And back down through the trees and snow.