Santa Fe Peak, Glacier Ridge & Deer Creek

Colorado Adventure 2009 | Day 6
Thursday, August 6, 2009

After making it to Montezuma I took a right and started climbing the many switchbacks to Santa Fe Peak.

Just getting out of the trees
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Climbing higher
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Looking back
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If you look closely, you can see a number of the switchbacks
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Off-camber section…it’s a long way down
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Near the end of the trail
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Headed back down
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View of the trail from near the top
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After heading back down to Montezuma again, I decided to run the Saints John, Glacier Ridge and Deer Creek loop.

What used to be a building, is now a pile of wood at Saints John
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Wild Irishman Mine site
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The trail on top of Glacier Ridge. The trail on the left is Deer Creek.
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An old shack up on Glacier Ridge
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I just love the look of winding trails along the ridge
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Soon I made it to the T-intersection with the Deer Creek trail. I took a left and headed down to Montezuma, yet again.

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Then I came across these guys…..Rocky Mountain Goats
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This one stopped licking the rock for a minute to look at me as I approached…
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…then went right back to licking the rock
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This one was posing for me
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Storm rolling in
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Glacier Ridge from Deer Creek
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Headed back down Deer Creek to Montezuma
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To be continued…


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