A view of the Mt Evans area from the east, near the entrance. The peak is not in view (too close). Notice the Mt Evans road above the tree line.
Another view of the Mt Evans area. These are the peaks just north of the summit.
Jonathan and Berk heading up the Mt Evans road on opening day, May 26th, 2006. The Mt Evans road (paved) is closed during the winter months.
Not very many straights on the way up to Mt Evans, a 14'er (over 14,000 ft altitude).
The Mt Evans road seems to head right into the sky!
Lots of snow still remaining. For a time after opening (May 26th this year), the road may close temporarily if a Spring snowstorm hits.
A young and curious Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.
Above the treeline, which is about 12,500 ft here.
Another snowfield encountered on the way to the summit.
Jonathan and Berk heading toward the sky.
A couple of skiers enjoying the short lift lines and small crowds (hike up, ski down).
The view of where we came from.
Jonathan rounds one of the last hairpin turns, near the parking lot summit of 14,130 ft.
A Yellow Bellied Marmot enjoying the view. Mt Evans has more marmots per mile than any other known mountain in Colorado.
A view toward the west, on this clear, cool morning.
This view is more toward the south.
Beautiful, panoramic views in every direction.
The parking area at the 14,130 ft level. Just a short 1/4 mile walk to the top, at 14,264.
A Mountain Goat near the parking lot.
A couple of young Mountain Goats find a little salt used to melt the ice from the pedestrian walks near the restroom facilities.
The king of the mountain. See www.mtevans.com for further information about this easily accessible Colorado 14'er. Join MINI5280 this August 10-13 for MINIs In The Mountains (www.NorthAmericanMotoring.com)