Saturday, August 30, 2008
For the Labor Day weekend I headed up to the Elk Mountains. Unfortunately Amanda got sick the day before, so she stayed home this weekend. I met up with XJTodd and his wife from NAXJA and we camped just above Crystal.
We started out Saturday morning in Lead King Basin.
North Fork Crystal River
Lead King Basin
After finishing the Lead King Basin Loop, we headed to Crystal
Of course we stopped at the Lost Horse Mill
…and made a quick stop in Crystal
Then we made our way up to Schofield Pass.
Trail on the left
Next we headed down into Paradise Basin
Last, we took the short side trip up to Gunsight Pass before heading into Crested Butte for some dinner.
Todd crossing the Slate River
Crested Butte in the distance
Remains of the Daisy Mine on the right
Looking down into Redwell Basin