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The Window and Gunsight Pass (2)

Weminuche Creek trailhead sign at the back of Thirty Mile Campground. This is the start of the hike to The Window from the east and Gunsight Pass from the north. Weminuche Creek trailhead
Rio Grande Reservoir from the beginning of the Weminuche Creek trail. Rio Grande Reservoir
Sallie crossing Weminuche Creek about a mile from the trailhead. Sallie crossing Weminuche Creek
Signpost for Skyline trail. Leave the Weminuche Creek trail here to climb up the Skyline trail. Signpost for Skyline trail
View of the Window from the Skyline trail on the eastern approach. Note the Columbines growing amongst the rock pile in the foreground. The Window from the Skyline trail
The Window and Rio Grande Pyramid from the same location. The Window and Rio Grande Pyramid
Jay with our tent, demonstrating the glories of our "stellar" campsite just below The Window. I'd read online of a campsite near Opal Lake that was described as "stellar" and when we discovered this one, we knew it was the one. Jay at campsite below The Window
Jay and the tent with The Window looming above. We had the most incredible view out of that tiny tent window. Jay and tent below The Window
Final off-trail climb to The Window from the east. Final climb to The Window
View to the west from The Window, including the Needle Range, Vestals and Jagged Mountain. View west from The Window
Another view to the west from The Window. View west from The Window
View to the east from the Window, including Opal Lake and our (hidden) campsite. View east from The Window
The upper Rincon La Osa valley. The trail to Gunsight Pass circles around the right side of the valley (in this view), then crosses the ridge at the low spot near center. The pass is reached shortly after crossing the ridge. Upper Rincon La Osa valley
Sallie near the summit of Gunsight Pass. Sallie near Gunsight Pass
Updated: April 16, 2010
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