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Saturday & Sunday, July 8-9, 2017

Following the Rico – Silverton Trail through South Park on our way back from The Colorado Trail.

Diane and I spent the past weekend in the San Juan Mountains near Silverton getting in a little high elevation hiking. We left home early on Saturday morning and drove all the way to the end of the Bandora Mine Road in the South Fork of Mineral Creek and found a campsite shortly before arriving at the trailhead. We quickly setup camp and then started hiking up the Rico – Silverton Trail to it’s intersection with The Colorado Trail. There were a lot of wildflowers along the trail, especially in South Park along with some patches of snow over parts of The Colorado Trail, including a big drift across Rolling Mountain Pass. When we reached the high point of the trail I climbed to the summit of an unnamed 12er that offered great views of Engineer Mountain, Jura Knob and the surrounding area.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Saturday was another early day for us. Our destination was Telluride for some breakfast. We hopped onto Ophir Pass and made our way there.

On our way to Ophir Pass

View from Ophir Pass

Road down the other side into Ophir

After some breakfast burritos in Telluride, we headed up the lower switchbacks of Black Bear Pass to checkout Bridal Falls

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