This was one of the easier section lower down, close to the hut, on Friday.
Some, or maybe all of you, know about a new trail crampon made by Hillsounds that similar in most respects to the Kahtoola micro spikes. The "teeth" are longer and the points are hardened with a chisel point and may out perform the micros on the kind of ice I ran into Friday. They're the same price as micro spikes: $60.00. ( You should go to Hillsounds on the web for comments by users.)
Storm clouds over Lafayette make it quite a different scene from the morning.
The trail around the lake in reverse.
Looking back at the Kinsmans above the lake.
This is looking downhill at that same section of the old trail.
The wonderful fall colors, again. Agony Ridge and Mt. Lafayette are behind the trees.
"Tree qualities, after long communion, come to reside in man.
As stillness enhances sound, so through little things
the joy of living expands.
One is aware, lying under trees,
of the roots and directions of one's whole being.
Perceptions drift in from earth and sky.
A vast healing begins."