After about a half mile or so there is the first of several rocky clearings with views to the west.
A view back to the northwest at a clearing. Made a nice spot to relax.
The steepest climbing is left for the last mile or so of the trail. This also provides very rewarding views. Here is a panorama from a cliff with the large rocky summit visible to the left.
Countless southeast peaks all the way to the horizon.
The views from the top are outstanding. Views in all directions are incredible with the exception of the north.
Looking back to the west on the summit area.
Clearing skies to the west. Dark skies remain to the east.
A very sharp drop off from the rocky cliffs.