I will work on a full trip report later for the main site when the busy summer is over, but here’s another brief recap.
Over the weekend, a friend and I did a one-night backpacking above Eccles Pass, where we camped in the saddle below the unofficially named Demming Mountain. Three weeks ago, I saw the impressive mountain display from the north end, so this time it made sense to see it from the southern end. Yep, still very impressive! I somehow mustered the energy to hike the additional 600 feet above camp to the 12,902-foot-summit of the mountain where the 360-degree views really opened up. But just check out the second picture below looking along the range crest! You aren’t going to find any other mountainscape like this in Colorado. So underappreciated. Man, this summer is off to a flying start!