Blue Lakes & Waterfalls

Saturday, July 24, 2010

On Saturday, Amanda and I headed a little south to Ouray and then proceeded up Camp Bird Road and into Yankee Boy Basin. Our destination was to hike to Blue Lakes Pass so that I could scout out the route up Mount Sneffels along the way for a future hike/climb.

Gilpin Peak across Yankee Boy Basin from the upper parking area
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Start of the hiking trail
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Wrights Lake and Gilpin Peak
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Continuing on…I really like this photo
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Gilpin Peak
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Amanda snapped this photo of me
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Up we go
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Mount Sneffels straight ahead…..that chute up to the saddle is the way up it
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Amanda coming up
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Up at Blue Lakes Pass and the Mount Sneffels Wilderness boundary. Blue Lakes below
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Resting at the pass before heading back down
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After hiking back down to the Jeep we followed the short loop to Wrights Lake
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I was planning on stopping and hiking to Twin Falls for some close-up photos, but when we got back there it started to storm pretty good. Instead of stopping there we headed up Imogene Basin a little ways. When we reached some of the waterfalls the rain finally let up, so I was able to take a few more photos there.

Falls on Richmond Creek
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Amanda crossing Imogene Creek
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Stair-step falls on Imogene Creek
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After taking these photos we headed back into Ouray and grabbed some burgers from Cafe Ouray which were pretty good. After dinner we headed back home. It was a great way to spend half-a-tank of gas 🙂


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