Peak(s):  Mt. Eolus  -  14,083 feet
Sunlight Peak  -  14,059 feet
Windom Peak  -  14,082 feet
Bullion Mtn  -  13,182 feet
Florida Mtn  -  13,076 feet
Date Posted:  09/14/2011
Date Climbed:   09/02/2011
Author:  mattpayne11
Additional Members:   gotmusick
 Sunrises and Sunsets - Chicago Basin by way of Endlich Mesa  

It took me awhile to get this one done. Over 140 photos total (down from over 1,000 taken). A few videos too. Phew. Amazing approach. Difficult. Highly recommended. Not for the faint of heart.

Check out the full trip report:

Sunrise from North Eolus

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Great photos
09/14/2011 10:12
very good photos on the 100summits website. What kind of camera did you use? I have been looking at investing in a good camera.


What a trip!
09/14/2011 11:43
Well done. I love the night sky shots. I don't want to know how long it took you to process all of those photos.


09/14/2011 12:34
Hi dehrlich101 - I shoot a Nikon D7000 - it has won several awards and is probably the best choice if you want the best bang for the $ in a DSLR. But maybe too much $ if you're just getting into things. I love using to compare cameras.

Vonmackle - I think it took me about 20 hours of editing plus another 8 to write the report? Maybe I'm slow... LOL


Awesome Photos!
09/14/2011 13:17
Obviously taking great pictures is a passion of yours! I really can appreciate the trip through those photos. I NEED to get down to the Chicago Basin sometime soon.


09/14/2011 16:47
You are a friggen ridiculous photographer. Nice trip, I did Chicago Basin from Purgatory and I am even more convinced now that the train is NOT the way to get there


Thanks all.
09/14/2011 16:52
Agreed! I still have not been on that train and I've done Vestal and Arrow too. I might just give it a go when I do Pigeon and Turret though! Thanks for the kind words!


09/14/2011 18:03
Very talented eye you have! I really enjoy your reports and photos man. And not just because you include Right Said Fred music videos in them either.


You are right about sunsets on mountains
09/14/2011 18:25
- I just experienced that on Uncompaghre - it was special. A bit weird coming down in the dark knowing that if you blew out an ankle you would be waiting a looong time for help.


Yeah Baby!
09/15/2011 02:34
Great photos and write-up Matt. It was good bumping into you at the twin lakes crossroads. Keep up the good work buddy!


Just great...
09/18/2011 19:34
Loved the video of the cat walk... I had never seen that...(but I don't get out much!)... how funny to have that going through your mind as you were climbing the cat walk! Must have been hard to not laugh out loud. congrats on an epic trip..

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