Wise Mountain & North Fork of the Swan

Colorado Adventure 2009 | Day 7
Friday, August 7, 2009

After taking a right I headed back up the Middle Fork of the Swan. The skies were much clearer today so I took some more photos along this trail…

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When I got up top, I found a few more Mountain Goats.

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I took the short side trip to the Hall Valley Overlook

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Watch where you step….or drive…
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Hikers coming up through the snow
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Good view of Red Cone
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Next stop was Wise Mountain

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Cabin on Wise Mountain
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Mine shaft near the cabin.
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Another mine on the way down
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Soon I reached the North Fork of the Swan River.

There were a lot of old cabin ruins along this route.
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This one had a nice big tree growing in the middle.
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Some more mining ruins along the way, too.
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End of the trail.
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Next I turned around and headed back to Tiger Road. I stopped a few miles before reaching Breckenridge to check out one of the old dredge boats in a small pond near the road.

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I ended up heading back to Frisco early to meet Amanda, as she would be joining me for the last weekend on the trip.

That’s all for Day 7. Day 8 still to come…


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