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Andy and Byron's Big Adventure - Part 1

A quick bite on our way.
A quick bite on our way.
We are definitely in the right neighborhood!
We are definitely in the right neighborhood!
Setting up camp, 10000 ft.
Setting up camp, 10000 ft.
Horseshoe Meadow is also an equstrian camp.
Horseshoe Meadow is also an equstrian camp.
Another view of our campsite.
Another view of our campsite.
Relaxing on afternoon one.
Relaxing on afternoon one.
Fuel for the hike tomorrow.
Fuel for the hike tomorrow.
Enjoying the gourmet grub.
Enjoying the gourmet grub.
A warning at the trailhead.
A warning at the trailhead.
Fortunately we didn't see any of these.
Fortunately we didn't see any of these.
Relaxing in the very cool evening temps, 45 degrees or so.
Relaxing in the very cool evening temps, 45 degrees or so.
Preparing footwear for 18 miles up the New Army Pass.
Preparing footwear for 18 miles up the New Army Pass.
Entry sign to New Army Pass and Cottonwood Lakes trail.
Entry sign to New Army Pass and Cottonwood Lakes trail.
Four miles in we see our first waterfall.
Four miles in we see our first waterfall.
One of the upper Cottonwood Lakes.
One of the upper Cottonwood Lakes.
The views kept getting better and better.
The views kept getting better and better.
The scree field.
The scree field.
Andy crossing one of the many streams.
Andy crossing one of the many streams.
Another beautiful meadow and lake.
Another beautiful meadow and lake.
Looking back on our trail.
Looking back on our trail.
Plenty of water along the way to refill our supply.
Plenty of water along the way to refill our supply.
Starting up the steep part of New Army Pass.
Starting up the steep part of New Army Pass.
Andy setting the pace, at about 12000 feet.
Andy setting the pace, at about 12000 feet.
The top of the pass was closed but we scrambled up to the top.
The top of the pass was closed but we scrambled up to the top.
The cairns that guided us up the closed part of the trail.
The cairns that guided us up the closed part of the trail.
The reward!
The reward!
On our way back down we took in some different sites.
On our way back down we took in some different sites.
Wondering if this is a Bristlecone Pine?
Wondering if this is a Bristlecone Pine?
Jaws.
Jaws.
The evidence!
The evidence!