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May-June 2010

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more going up west side



into the upper steep section


above still more to climb, but moderate


altitude 2934 meters, higher than any paved pass in Europe

east side

Climb not as big, rocks not as dramatic as the west side. But with snow around, plenty spectacular. And its two tough sections are roughly as steep as the two on the west side.

sequence of photos in the downhill direction . . .  

ski tracks to left side of this peak by Sonora Pass



big snow slope (also with ski tracks, harder to see)


below the snow-line

(I love those lenticular-like clouds which I associate with route 395, the Eastside valley highway)

Leavitt Meadows


horses at the Pack Station


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