Labor Day Weekend in the Elk’s | Saturday

Saturday, August 30, 2008

For the Labor Day weekend I headed up to the Elk Mountains. Unfortunately Amanda got sick the day before, so she stayed home this weekend. I met up with XJTodd and his wife from NAXJA and we camped just above Crystal.

We started out Saturday morning in Lead King Basin.

North Fork Crystal River
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Lead King Basin
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After finishing the Lead King Basin Loop, we headed to Crystal

Of course we stopped at the Lost Horse Mill
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…and made a quick stop in Crystal
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Then we made our way up to Schofield Pass.
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Trail on the left
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Devils Punchbowl
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Next we headed down into Paradise Basin
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Last, we took the short side trip up to Gunsight Pass before heading into Crested Butte for some dinner.

Todd crossing the Slate River
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Crested Butte in the distance
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Remains of the Daisy Mine on the right
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Looking down into Redwell Basin
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