This was a sunset hike, we started at 2pm and reached the summit around 7:00ish and back to the car around 1am. Not much in the way of photos for this trip, there was a ptarmigan with 6 chicks that I tried to photograph but the chicks kept blending into the grass, making them hard to see.
On the day of the hiking, the morning starting off nice and opened with a mass of columbines. As the day progressed, clouds started to come in, the temperature dropped and then cold rain and wind to cap off the day.
The next morning it was blue skies and warmer weather. I took most of the photos of the wildflowers that morning.
The Jackal Hut trip was my first experience with the 10th Mountain Division Association hut system. The huts sleep several people on basic bunks, and generally have a wood stove / kitchen / water source. You pay per person, and get a nice hike to a quiet cabin where you get to meet other hikers.
I took the Barr Trail with a side detour to the “Bottomless Pit”, this some how saved me 1 mile on an expected 26 mile hike. Completed the full hike in under 12 hours, it was a blast.
Here is the data from my Garmin: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/860630675