2013 14er Trip – Day Four

The party’s nearly over.  This was our final summit of the week, just an easy hike up Mt. Sherman before doing the LT100 night run later in the evening.

Crossing the meadow just after leaving the cars was a fantastic trip through the flowers.  I’ve never seen so many Columbine in one spot.




Sherman is a very unimpressive looking summit for a 14er. It’s tough to get a respectable shot of it, but I was happy with the morning light and made the most of this one.


The whole mountain is a giant pile of fractured rock.


With a nice view of Leadville and Turquoise Lake down below.


Saturday morning during Boom Days (Leadville’s town celebration) is a busy time to be on such an accessible mountain.


One last pika.


Then as we were close to being finished, Malcolm spotted this cool hummingbird moth and I was able to get a quick shot off before it darted away.


Due to work and other responsibilities, this trip almost did not happen. I am so glad we pushed through the challenges and made it materialize. It was an amazing way to spend a slice of the summer with my son up in the Colorado high country.

Posted on September 26, 2013, in family, photography. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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