This was my first alpine run. All of the others have been foothills and whatnot. I've saved the space above timberline for 14er hiking. But this was a nice introduction. Even though I could not run to the top, and had to be super careful running down, the trail along the valley floor was quite nice. I will be looking for more runs/hikes like this in the future.
|Mt. Bierstadt across the valley|
|Square Top among the wildflowers|
|Square Top Lakes and Bierstadt in the background.|
|Panorama from the summit.|
|Grays and Torreys to the left and Argentine Peak in the center.|
|Obligatory summit selfie.|
|And the shoes, of course.|
|Elephant Heads, my favorite flower.|
So 2.5 hours, 7.5 miles and ended at 13,795 ft above sea level. A satisfying day.