Image data from Kyle Asfahl

Highpointing with the Asfahl trio

Fly agaric. Not picking up this guy was not an option. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Just another timberline observation deck, Ray and Erica. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Erica and the lower ramparts of Wheeler Peak. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Amanita muscaria. Three days of rainfall yielded hundreds of these little friends. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Amanita muscaria bursting out of the forest floor at every turn. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Steady as they go. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

New Mexico alpine. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

These turbo-clouds were our first warning. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Wheeler Peak summit, 4011 m (13,161 ft). Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

The way down off of an increasingly angry mountain. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Getting what we deserve on the descent. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

New Mexico alpine tundra. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

The Hero at rest. Carson NF, NM. 2006.9

Shield volcano Sierra Grande from cinder cone Capulin NM. Northern New Mexico. 2006.9

Looking down on NM HW 64/87 from the summit of Capulin NM. New Mexico. 2006.9

Our fearless Asfahl trio, father Ray with Erica and Kyle, set out in September 2006 to seek a highpoint in the American southwest.  Ten years after their ascent of the highest mountain in Colorado, here we find them atop the highest mountain in New Mexico.  From wild mushrooms to high alpine vistas to extinct volcanos, the trip was most certainly a success.

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