Camped out at the Monte Cristo Trailhead and planned to get an early start to catch the sunrise on the summit!  Me, Teresa, Eric, and Jeff camped overnight in Eric’s tent mansion at around 11,000ft.  The winds overnight were incredible!  Many times the tent was blown completely over on top of everybody inside.  Needless to say, not much sleep was had.

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We started hiking at 3:45 AM and reached the summit at 8:10 AM

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Jeff catching some much needed zzz’s on the way up.

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