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Day 6 Colorado 2015

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Today we pretty much had to ourselves. Jeff, Geoff and Kevin got off to an early start. Originally they were going to climb the Ellington Arete (5.7) on Crestone Needle. But they chose to do the Class 3 hike (scramble) to the summit of Crestone Needle instead. Kevin II bagged Humboldt solo. And I hiked solo, attempting Mt. Humboldt. Such a fine day for peakbagging! So I woke up this morning to some chewed-up trekking poles. Kevin II let me have some first aid tape to fix 'em up. Kevin's climbing rope and backpack shoulder straps also got chewed up! At the Upper Lake 12,000 ft Along the trail Marmot The saddle from 13,000 feet Mt. Humboldt summit from 13,000 feet. I got up to 13,000 feet and didn't like the looks of the clouds that were coming in from the distance. So I turned back and headed back down to our campsite. Upper Colony Lake below Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak