The 4th in the Elks

Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2009

Our original plan for today was to head on over Baxter Pass and explore the Book Cliffs. However, with all the rain we have been getting lately, the Uncompahgre trails were very muddy when I was up there yesterday and I’m sure the Book Cliffs would be the same. Plus, the Baxter Pass trail has some really nasty mud when it gets wet, so we decided to hold off on that one and wait until it dries out.

Since we are planning on heading to the San Juans next weekend, we decided to head over to the Elk Mountains for a day trip. Schofield Pass was still closed by snow so we ended up taking the road to Crystal and then looping back through Lead King Basin.

On to the photos!

Lizard Lake
IMG_3662.JPG

Lost Horse Mill
IMG_3673.JPG

IMG_3719.JPG

IMG_3696.JPG

Headed into Lead King Basin
IMG_3740.JPG

IMG_3744.JPG

IMG_3749.JPG

Lead King Basin
IMG_3757.JPG

IMG_3773.JPG

IMG_3775.JPG

IMG_3781.JPG

IMG_3785.JPG

It was a nice day, and we did not run into too much traffic. Certainly less than when we went to the San Juan Mountains last Independence Day.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *