Just as we bolted to get over the crest of Storm Pass (near Gunnison, Colorado), the hail started coming down, the elk scattered, and lightning started cracking all around us. We ran full speed over Storm Pass and dropped into the valley below for our first view of the Castles. The storm briefly parted long enough to snap this photo of my friend looking in awe of the view, hail still lining the trail. We spent the next couple of hours soaking, drinking hot tea and warming up under some pine trees.
Posted by Jon Leibowitz
on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 09:14
Backcountry, Backpacking, Hiking, Mountains, National Forest, People, Storms, Trails, Wilderness