Below are links to the various essentials on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation", via a photo essay on the journey undertaken by my good friend Adam and me to Alamosa, CO, to climb Mount Blanca, the fourth highest peak in the Rockies.  The journey is always a pilgrimage, and it encompasses the raw fun of a road trip, college-style (and on an undergrad budget), and the dramatic beauty and challenge of three days in the mountains, far from cell phones and, er, Web pages...

People...

The friends who went

Getting

From Dallas to trailhead, Alamosa, CO

There

Low camp to high camp

and

High camp

Then

The peak

Back

The many roads home