Categories: "Holy Cross Wilderness"

Fall Creek Pass

July 3, 2006



 
The view from the top of Fall Creek Pass (12,600 ft.).
 

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Seven Sisters Lakes

July 3, 2006



 
Erik climbing Fall Creek Pass. This photo was taken at the lowest of the Seven Sisters Lakes (11,820 ft.). Fall Creek starts at the highest lake (12,750 ft.).
 

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Holy Cross City

July 2, 2006


This former mining town is located on the eastern border of the Holy Cross Wilderness. The buildings (we found 3 standing) are about 130 years old and located 11,500 feet above sea level. We camped here our second night.
 

 

 

 
A small lake next to Holy Cross City
 

 
A gravestone from 1916.
 

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Fancy Lake

July 2, 2006



 

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Fancy Pass

July 2, 2006



 
The view of Cross Creek Valley from the top of Fancy Pass. Elevation: 12,400 ft.
 

 
A marmot enjoying the view east from the top of Fancy Pass.
 

 
Mr. Marmot was excited to have visitors.
 

 
Erik glissading down Fancy Pass.
 

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Climbing Fancy Pass

July 2, 2006



 
Erik climbing the pass. Elevation: 12,000 ft. We started at the end of the valley below, 14 miles away at 8,500 ft. The entire trip was 28 miles over 3 days.
 

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Cross Creek Valley

July 2, 2006



 
The view while climbing up Fancy Pass. Elevation: around 11,200 ft.
 

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Marmot

July 2, 2006



 
A friendly marmot along the Cross Creek trail.
 

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Reeds Meadows

July 2, 2006



 

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Cross Creek

July 1, 2006



 
Next to our campsite the first night.
 

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