Hut Trip: Fowler-Hilliard
Our destination was Fowler-Hilliard hut, perched at 11,500ft above sea level...just at tree line above Camp Hale, Colorado.
We hiked/skied over 5.5 miles and 2700 ft of climbing to arrive at this newly reconstructed 10th Mountain Division Hut. In our
down time, some constructed a puzzle, some constructed a kicker (and jumped...and jumped), some excavated the front porch out from
over 5 feet of compacted snow, some grabbed some turns in the nearby glades below the hut.
Leaving Leadville Prepping at the trailhead Prepping at the trailhead Prepping at the trailhead Fowler-Hilliard Thomas Wang hiking with the Sawatch Range in the background Mount of the Holy Cross Cresting Resolution Ridge with a view of the Gore Range Thomas Mark and Sarah with Elbert and Massive in the background Resolution Notch just above the hut Resolution Notch Approaching Fowler-Hilliard Sarah and Brian arrive Adam and Kari building their kicker View out the upstairs window of the hut The Gore Range Morning outside the hut Morning outside the hut The puzzle begins The mud room just outside the main hut entrance The puzzle begins to grab innocent bystanders Jay ventures out on a photo expedition Excavating the front porch out from 5 feet of snow Noah stands above resolution bowl Mark climbing up Resolution Bowl John descends from Resolution Mountain Noah Thomas Mark Carlos and John Continued deck excavation Mark Thomas Thomas Noah Noah Adam, Dave, and Sarah resting from deck excavation Adam Kari Kari...didn't quite stick the landing Thomas Mark Kari Adam Prepping for another jump run Thomas Thomas...also didn't stick the landing The south view from the second floor of the hut Looking south towards Jackal Hut and the Sawatch Range The Gore Range A snowy morning The Fowler-Hilliard hut crew Clockwork from the left: John, Jay, Adam, Dave, Mark, Sarah, Brian, Kari, Kathy, Rurik, Carlos, Noah, Thomas Leaving the hut Climbing through Resolution Notch Noah Adam Jay, John, and Dave above Camp Hale Noah crosses the snow bridge across the Eagle River