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Mount of the Holy Cross

In July 2016 we did Mt of the holy cross and would highly recommend it as an intro to backpacking 14ers.

There was a bathroom at trail head
Leaving trail head
Packs for the hike

Pretty steep assent then descent to get to the camping spot
Awesome views during the first days approach

Since we were camping at we got to hike a slow pace on the way in

Randi's favorite flower, columnbines

Mount of the holy cross in the distance looks pretty intense

Map of the available camping spots

There are 10 camping spots, and the sites are dispersed from each other and give you plenty of space. There is a permanent no fire rule, so make sure to bring your stove.

Our home for the evening.
We got the last spot available, and it was pretty great, so assumably all of the spots were awesome.

Our drinking water for the night and tomorrows hike

Drinking water is easy to come by, so not too hard to run through your filter and away you went.

Above tree line all the neighboring peaks start looking small
Final push before summit
View from the top
Our classic pose

Mount of the Holy Cross
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