enlarge 49KB, 800x565 5 brg005j Camp at Vee Lake- Big Sandy Mountain at center & Sheistler Mtn at Right. "That is Jason in shadow." View Comments...
enlarge 56KB, 800x594 6 brg006b Sunset on Vee Lake.
enlarge 99KB, 529x800 7 brg006r Roger putting the chickens to bed (They wanted to roost on Peter but he didn't think that was a good idea).
enlarge 71KB, 535x800 8 brg006r2 Roger, who will never make it as a geek!
enlarge 81KB, 900x307 9 wyd201a Day 1: Big Sandy Trailhead to Vee Lake Day 2: Vee Lake to Big Sandy Lake (via Diamond Lake Trail) (This Map best Viewed at Original size)
enlarge 63KB, 800x602 10 brg007b Trail between Vee Lake and Diamond Lake. Big Sandy Mtn at right center.
enlarge 100KB, 594x800 11 brg008b Fred at Big Sandy Lake.
enlarge 86KB, 567x800 12 brg009j Shelby & friend - break at Big Sandy Lake
enlarge 77KB, 565x800 13 brg010j Jason, Brian, and Peter - Big Sandy Lake
enlarge 213KB, 619x800 14 wyd201b Day 2: Big Sandy Lake to Lonesome Lake vi a Jackass Pass. (This Map best viewed at "Original" size.)
enlarge 76KB, 800x565 15 brg011j Danny & Austin - Big Sandy Mtn above Big Sandy Lake
enlarge 89KB, 800x569 16 brg012b Junction of the Big Sandy and Jackass Pass trails at the lower end of Big Sandy Lake.
enlarge 97KB, 800x594 17 brg013b View from trail above Big Sandy Lake - looking soutn.
enlarge 89KB, 800x583 18 brg014b View along trail above Big Sandy Lake.
enlarge 101KB, 600x800 19 brg015j Bill making his way along trail.
enlarge 90KB, 800x596 20 brg016j During a break- Shelby practices his rock climbing techniques.
enlarge 96KB, 590x800 21 brg017j Jason trying his.
enlarge 70KB, 800x592 22 brg018j Austin and Fred pick their way along a rough section of the trail up to Jackass Pass.
enlarge 105KB, 553x800 23 brg019j Peter poses at the "Tooth" near Jackass Pass.
enlarge 105KB, 594x800 24 brg020b The trail climbs high to a false summit and then drops a couple of hundred feet before the final climb to Jackass Pass. The peaks of the Cirque of the Towers are seen beyond.
enlarge 114KB, 594x800 25 brg021j Fred checking out an interesting rock near Jackass Pass.
enlarge 89KB, 800x564 26 brg022j The guys at Jackass Pass: (Front) Austin, Shelby, and Danny. (rear) Roger, Jason, Brian, and Peter.
enlarge 103KB, 800x599 27 brg023j Back: Roger, Jason, Brian, and Peter. Front: Austin, Shelby, & Danny
enlarge 95KB, 800x592 28 brg024j Peaks of the Cirque of the Towers- Pylon (left) & Watch Tower (right)
enlarge 86KB, 800x568 29 brg025j From Left to Right: Sharks Nose, Overhanging Tower, Wolf's Head, & Pingora Peak - a favorite of the climbers who come to the Cirque of the Towers.
enlarge 76KB, 800x562 30 brg026j Pingora Peak on the left and Texas Pass on the right.
enlarge 97KB, 800x572 32 brg028b Lonesome Lake - We had hoped to go over Texas Pass (the obvious low point on the ridge) but we decided to use the Lizard Head trail instead.
enlarge 87KB, 800x577 33 brg029b Upper meadows above Lonesome Lake - Peaks: Pylon and Watch Tower.
enlarge 96KB, 800x572 34 brg030b Fred on his way down to Lonesome Lake.
enlarge 113KB, 800x586 35 brg031b Bill at Jackass Pass.
enlarge 101KB, 800x600 36 brg032b Close up of Bill
enlarge 98KB, 572x800 37 brg033b Jason at Jackass Pass.
enlarge 104KB, 800x601 38 brg034b Close up of Jason.
enlarge 74KB, 800x596 39 brg035j Camp near Lonesome Lake.- Most of the guys are still in their bags.
enlarge 114KB, 800x601 40 brg036j Peter - breaking camp near Lonesome Lake.
enlarge 110KB, 800x577 41 brg037j Filtered sunlight hits the camp as breakfast is being prepared.
enlarge 200KB, 510x800 42 wyd301a Day 3: Camp 2 (near Lonesome Lake) to Valentine Lake via the Lizard Head & Bears Ears Trail. (This Map best viewed at "Original" size.)
enlarge 91KB, 800x586 43 brg038b View of the Cirque of the Towers from our camp near Lonesome Lake.
enlarge 83KB, 800x572 44 brg039b Cirque of the Towers down the valley from Lonesome Lake - Pingora Peak dominates the group of peaks.
enlarge 116KB, 561x800 45 brg040j The Popo Agie canyon below the C.O.T. is very impressive, almost Yosemite-like.
enlarge 91KB, 586x800 46 brg041b Popo Agie Canyon Walls (Dog Tooth Peak) near the junction with the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 72KB, 800x572 47 brg042b Looking back at the Cirque of the Towers from near the junction of the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 79KB, 800x601 48 brg043j Another view of the Cirque of the Towers (Near Lizard Head Tr. Jctn.)
enlarge 106KB, 800x601 49 brg044j From the Junction here, the Lizard Head Trail heads into the trees and up the side of the canyon.
enlarge 109KB, 555x800 50 brg045j Taking a break at the Lizard Head Trail jctn.
enlarge 109KB, 800x599 51 brg046j Close up of Jason and Shelby
enlarge 95KB, 800x590 52 brg047j Danny and Austin- lawn chair bliss.
enlarge 76KB, 800x572 53 brg048b View of the Cirque of the Towers from the Lizard Head Trail (Near the Bear Lakes)
enlarge 73KB, 800x601 54 brg049j Fred & Shelby - C.O.T. and Lonesome Lake are way back there now.
enlarge 81KB, 572x800 55 brg050b View of the Cirquie of the Towers and Lonesome Lake.
enlarge 87KB, 573x800 56 brg052b Lizard Head Peak and the Bear Lakes from the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 70KB, 800x556 57 brg053j Jason - the Bear Lakes form the backdrop.
enlarge 77KB, 573x800 58 brg054b Un-named lakes above the Bear Lakes. Glaciers are on the back side of Lizard Head.
enlarge 68KB, 800x573 59 brg055b Fred makes his way across the barren landscape near the highest point of the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 89KB, 800x601 60 brg056j Roger and the rugged country along the summit of the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 90KB, 800x599 61 brg057j Close up of Roger (World's Greatest Dad!)
enlarge 61KB, 800x590 62 brg058j Lunch Break at the summit (11875') of the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 41KB, 800x571 63 brg059j "Hammerin" Pete with a honey soaked bagel.
enlarge 53KB, 800x601 64 brg060j Jason and Brian at summit of 12539' peak near where we took our lunch break. (This set a record for altitude for Troop 24).
enlarge 58KB, 800x590 65 brg061j Shelby at summit of 12539' peak. "Jason - view from summit." View Comments...
enlarge 59KB, 800x568 66 brg062j Jason - Lizard Head from 12539' summit.
enlarge 66KB, 800x601 67 brg063j If you look at this from the side, it looks like Jason is in a very tight spot.
enlarge 58KB, 800x575 68 brg064b One of the few glaciers we saw - this was a short way past the high point of the Lizard Head Trail.
enlarge 78KB, 573x800 69 brg065b We took a break at a pass near Cathedral Peak and the guys climbed this strange outcrop.
enlarge 54KB, 800x601 70 brg066b Closeup of guys on rock.
enlarge 55KB, 800x599 71 brg067b Austin - taking in the view of the Eastern side of the Wind Rivers. The mountains to the est were not nearly as spectacular or as rugged as those near the Continental Divide.
enlarge 68KB, 603x800 72 brg068b The Lizard Head trail ends at the junction with Bears Ears trail in the valley below.
enlarge 87KB, 800x599 73 brg069b A few switchbacks had to be negotiated - we can see the Bear's Ear trail crossing the valley floor beyond. Our route follows the Bears Ears trail to the left after the junction at the end of the trail that is visible here.
enlarge 85KB, 599x800 74 brg070b Fred - Heading northwest along the Bears Ears trail - its a long way down to timberline and our camp at Valentine Lake
enlarge 114KB, 800x591 75 brg071b Close up of Fred.