In September, 2008, Eric and a friend took the same route, even using our old map on which we had written memorable events, deep thoughts, and our longing for a shower and real food, especially by day 5. Eric added the ascent of a couple of 14000 foot peaks to the route, and still managed to complete the trip in the same amount of time. I think we raised a mountaineer that far exceeds our abilities!
Here are some photos of the same places, then and now. Elk Park, our starting place:
Miner's cabin on the way to Hunchback Pass:
Same lake seen from the divide in '74:
Unusual rock formation:
Eric's photos appear to be much better quality. Ours are badly faded. The scenery hasn't changed much. That'll be the same for the next thousand years. The miner's cabin looks a little worse for wear, though.