Peak(s):  Mt. of the Holy Cross  -  14,005 feet
Date Posted:  10/16/2010
Date Climbed:   10/16/2010
Author:  schrund
 Fall Creek Pass to Holy Cross City  

For the benefit of our friends in Chicago who may not be familiar with the terrain surrounding the Mountain of the Holy Cross, I spent today following a portion of James's planned route and took some photos. For the faithful, my apologies that this is not a true "14er" post, and I trust you will understand under the curcumstances. This map shows the portion of his planned route that I followed (in red), and if you look closely you can also follow the remainder of his planned route included on the map. Image
This photo is looking down on Lake Constantine from a couple hundred vertical feet above the lake:Image
Here is a close up of the lake; I scanned the shores and area around the lake with binocs, but didn't see anyone:Image
This photo is looking up toward Fall Creek Pass from the direction of Lake Constantine:ImageThis is looking in the direction of Lake Constantine from Fall Creek Pass:Image
This is looking the other direction (west/sw) from Fall Creek Pass:Image
One of the Seven Sisters Lakes, west of Fall Creek Pass:Image
Descending the Fall Creek Cirque:Image
Honky Dory Lake:Image
Some of what remains of Holy Cross City:Image
I saw a total of 9 people, 2 backpackers high in Fall Creek Pass, and 7 hunters along the Jeep Road I used to access this portion of the route. I heard a helicopter early in the day, but did not encounter any other folks along the trail. Visibility today was unlimited and I got off the trail as much as possible, but didn't see much else.

We here in Colorado are pulling for you and a sending positive energy!

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Thank you
10/17/2010 01:41
Those pictures really help us back home see where James was hiking. I wish I could be there to look also. I wish I had more information to help the search. Thank you! God Bless you!


So Close
05/28/2012 21:20
It looks like I, and many others, were only 50 feet away from his camp and didn't even know it. There are scarcely more beautiful places he could have chosen. Peace.

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