Chicago Basin - Eolus and North Eolus

These pictures are from days 1&2 of one of my most special/interesting/crazy mountain adventures to date. Matt and I headed to the Weminuche Wilderness to climb 4 of his last 5 14ers. Getting to these peaks takes some effort. We drove through the night to Durango where we caught the old fashion steam train to Silverton. A few hours down the tracks, the train stopped, and we jumped off with a dozen other hiking enthusiast. From there it was a 6 miles backpack (uphill) to one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We set up camp in the edge of the trees in the Chicago Basin. The next morning we hiked up to the pristine twin lakes and then proceeded to the summits of Mount Eolus and North Eolus. Much to my delight, we had more company from mountain goats than people.
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