Peak(s):  Mt. Eolus  -  14,083 feet
North Eolus  -  14,039 feet
Sunlight Peak  -  14,059 feet
Windom Peak  -  14,082 feet
Date Posted:  09/05/2010
Modified:  09/27/2015
Date Climbed:   09/02/2010
Author:  alexhenes
 Sunset from the summit of Eolus  

Over Labor Day Weekend my wife Kristi and I drove seven hours to Durango... took a two hour train ride to Needleton and hiked seven miles into Chicago Basin. After setting up camp we climbed Eolus and North Eolus and watched an amazing sunset from their summits.

The next day we climbed Sunlight and Windom Peaks.

We hiked back to Needleton on the third day... took the train to Silverton for lunch and then headed back to Denver.

Chicago Basin is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been.

A slideshow of our adventure can be viewed using the link below.

Merely A Flesh Wound - Chicago Basin Slideshow


 Comments or Questions
Brian C

Nice weather
09/06/2010 03:42
That area gets so much rain it was awesome you had such nice weather for sunsets up there. Great photos!


Gorgeous photos of a classic trip
09/06/2010 04:24
alex: Thanks for sharing your shots from this spectacular adventure! You couldn't have asked for better weather. Nice job in nabbing all three Needle 14ers in a single bound. Keep the faith, and keep on climbing...


09/07/2010 16:02
hahaha...”the scenery was beautiful”
Great pictures you have there.


09/07/2010 16:42
The sunset pics are amazing!

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