|At the west end of the Mt Evans parking area, you can walk beyond the edge
of the road, to an open area to get a better view of Mt. Bierstadt and the Sawtooth Ridge - the saddle between the two peaks. I used
my telephoto lens, mounted on a tripod, to get this shot of the hikers on the far summit. Bierstadt is 200 ft lower than Mt Evans and
is one of the easier and thus more popular 14ers to climb - even this early in the season.
Mt Evans and Mt Bierstadt are connected by boulder-strewn ridges that is possible to cross without ropes - but that is not
advisable. Any route from Mt Evans to Mt Bierstadt other than the Sawtooth involves a loss of altitude of about 2,500 feet and just is
not very practical.