Saturday, August 29, 2009
It seems that both Jan and I are early risers when we are out exploring, so we got our camp packed up and finished the drive up into Silver Basin on Saturday morning.
View as the sun came up in Silver Basin
This pond was all reflection this early in the morning
Two-track in Silver Basin
A recent structure that was sitting at the end of the road??
Jan heading up
View from the end of the trail
After heading back down to Camp Bird Road again, we made our way to the highway and started up Mineral Creek to get to Engineer Pass.
Jan at Oh! Point
Instead of going all the way to Lake City, we decided to head back down and take the North Fork of the Animas River to Animas Forks
After checking out Animas Forks, we headed up California Gulch. I stopped to photograph this boiler.
Jan continued up to the pass
We stopped at Lake Como on the other side for some lunch
After lunch we made our way over Hurricane Pass
Lake Como in the background
I wanted to fill up my gas tank at this point, so we took Cement Creek Road into Silverton. After I filled up and we toured the town, we made our way back up to Corkscrew Pass.
When we reached the highway we headed towards Red Mountain Pass and took the quick trip through the Red Mountain Mining District.
We found our campsite on the road to US Basin
When it got dark out, I decided to have a little fun with my camera, long exposures and a flashlight…