Monument backpacker 2003

David Fifield, Steven Lane and some of the backpacking crew go on a 12-mile hike near Monument, Colorado.
At the start. That's Mount Herman in the distance.
Hiking through scrub.
I knew we shouldn't have let Daniel drive.
The first night's camp.
This spectacular sunrise greeted us in the morning.
Looking for the trail...
Lunch break.
The end of the descent to the upper reservoir above Palmer Lake.
Snowball fight at the reservoir.
Hiking out.