Gaining elevation, expanding views

With another 1200 feet to gain, we didn't need to be in a hurry. From the pass, a less prominent trail continues to the east, first along the ridge and then branching left to a steeper section that weaves its way up the south face of Navaho Peak. We stopped along the way for a snack-and-water break, observing the expanding views to Colchuck Peak and Mt. Stuart.

Stafford trail