The Deadly Bells

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 One of our favorite hikes in Aspen is from Maroon Lake up to Crater Lake, at the foot of the Maroon

 Bells. It is often our first hike in the spring (sometimes even before the snow has melted in the pass)

 and our last hike in the fall (even after the winter's snows have arrived). 

 This is a selections of photos from various hikes to the Bells.

 Click here to see Alex & Jeremy's first trip to the Bells.

Few get a second chance at the Deadly Bells!

The first view of the Bells from across Wedding Meadow.

Looking across Maroon Lake to the Bells.

Rock formations above Maroon Lake.

Wildlife is everywhere at the Bells.

Hello!

Katherine, Halina, & Peter above Maroon Lake.

The beaver lodge in Maroon Lake.

A beaver, headed for home.

Crater Lake, with Schofield Pass in the distance.

Crater Lake, at the base of the Bells.

Crater Lake.

Hiking above Crater Lake, towards Buckskin Pass.

On the path to Buckskin Pass.

Summer sky above Crater Lake.

Katherine, hiking above Maroon Lake.

Maroon Lake in early autumn.

Winter comes early at the Bells.

Scott on a late-fall hike to Crater Lake.

Katherine on an autumn evening at Maroon Lake.

An early winter hike to Crater Lake.

Snow at the Bells.

Hiking through the snow

Katherine standing in the middle of frozen Crater Lake.

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