ColoradoFest in the Sawatch | Friday

Friday, July 18, 2008

This last weekend I headed down to Nathrop to meet up with the Colorado Chapter and hang out for a long weekend. While I was there, I took the time to do some exploring and finish some trails I was unable to last year.

We got an early start on Friday morning and headed up Mount Princeton.

Driving towards Mount Princeton

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Mount Antero from the top of the Mount Princeton Trail

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After making our way back down we headed up to Hancock Lakes for some lunch.

Passed by the Allie Belle Mine…it’s in a bit worse shape than it was last year

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Unnamed mountain from the Hancock townsite

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Unfortunately, when we made it to the parking area for Hancock Lakes, it started raining so we decided not to make the hike this time. So we ate our lunch and then headed up and over Hancock Pass.

Headed down the pass

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While we were driving over the pass, the rain stopped so we headed over to hike to the Alpine Tunnel.

Alpine Tunnel station

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Turntable

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After hiking back to our Jeep, we made our way over Cumberland Pass and to the town of Tin Cup

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Tincup Pass was not open because of some large snow drifts, so we continued on to Taylor Park Reservoir and headed over Cottonwood Pass back to Buena Vista. We then met up with the rest of the ColoradoFest attendees for a good dinner at Coyote Cantina in Johnson Village before heading back to the campground for the evening.


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