Requisite pre-hike trailhead shot
Climbing up towards Missouri Lakes and our first night's camp
After we picked our first night's campsite, Russell found the most comfortable rock around and took a nice little nap! That first day can always be a little rough for out of staters!
Missouri Lakes Sunrise
Glowing Missouri Lake at sunrise
Ascending Missouri Pass on the second morning. Our campsite from the first morning can be seen below
Hugo hiking through Cross Creek Valley
Treasure Vault Lake and abundant wildflowers
Ascending to Fancy Pass
Looking back across Cross Creek Valley near Fancy Pass
Happiness (and a cold beer) atop Fancy Pass
Looking down at Fancy Lake
Hugo enjoying some ramen at the second night's campsite near Fancy Lake
Backpacking is never complete without at least one Polar Bear swim!
Hugo finds happiness in Colorado (once again)!
Holy Cross City abandoned miner's cabin
Fancy Lake sunrise taken near our campsite
Alpine tarn reflecting the mountains near Fancy Pass
At camp #2
After completing the loop, we headed into Vail Village for a well deserved burger and beer.
Hugo with his new friend from the 10th mountain division