OK--we took a weekend warrior trip to Silverton--drove all night Thursday night and hit the trail up to 12,300' Ice Lake, what we would come to regard as a paradise on earth. See for yourself:
Our campsite--sucks, don't it?
Marmots marmots everywhere!
Lance Snead working his magic:
Ice Lake Basin--the peaks are, L-R, Fuller, Vermillion, Golden Horn, Pilot's Knob:
Island Lake, with Ulysses S Grant above:
Sunrise over Ice Lake:
I thought Snowmass Village was my favorite town until I saw Ouray:
Fuller Lake below, and Ice Lake below that; note cabin; Ulysses S Grant beyond: