Sunday, October 6, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time for another walk in the Rockies, this time Chapin Pass from : 40.4348, -105.7305 another stunning hike.
The pass and back is about 3.5Miles, not so far, but at 11,200ft the thin air makes it a good work out.
That made taking a steady picture a challenge. Chapin pass is a scooch over 12,000ft, from there facing south east you can see Estes Park, and the plains on a clear day.
Above the Alpine visitors center anchored into the mountain. To the right Ypsilon Mountain and the Mummy range.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Starting from Golden, pretty close to the landing zone for lookout mountain. In the background is *the* Coors Factory.
We hiked up Mt Galbraith, over our shoulder you can see one paraglider making a few figure 8s over launch.
Nice trail, and time for a cool off in the Clear creek, which turned out a bit more sporty than bargained for. All good fun, a quite refreshing I will say :) Now I can say I have passed through more water that is made in to Coors, than Coors passing through me - haha
Saturday, August 3, 2019
But, we didn't get going in time. The parking lot was full before we even got through the park entrance.
So after a brief re-plan I found another trail that might be accessible, and we went for it. The 8.5 Mile loop went up to Fern Falls and back around Cub Lake.
As it happened there was a shuttle bus, that pulled up as we left the car. Took us a Mile up the busy dusty road, which was nice to avoid.
The first park of the trail meanders with Thompson creek. Then climbs from the pools, up to the waterfall.
This side had a completely different feel. It had burt in the last few years so was sunny, and the wildflowers and raspberries were abundant !
Also still climbing and right at the Montane elevation
Plenty of water from snow melt and afternoon thunder showers. The flowers and butterflys are loving it.