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Alpine Loop – 6.21.14

June 29th, 2014 No comments

Last weekend my family got the chance to run the famous Alpine Loop with the Creeper Jeepers Gang.    We all had a great time seeing the beauty of the alpine tundra and enjoyed the company and hospitality of the Creepers.

 

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Headed out of Silverton, CO up to Animas Forks, driving beside the beautiful Animas River.

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Beautiful mountains await!

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Exploring the Animas Forks mining relics.

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Our own personal tour guide.

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Ethan and Addie exploring the ghost town…

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Inside the Walsh House. Home of Evelyn Walsh McLean, daughter of Tom Walsh who discovered the famous Campbird Mine and once owned the Hope Diamond.

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Choose a path…..you can’t go wrong.

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Amazing views everywhere you look.

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Always enjoy spotting marmots out on the trail.

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At the top of Cinnamon Pass.

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Some of Creeper Jeepers Gang rigs.

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A few more of Creeper Jeepers Gang rigs.

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Addie Kate adding some sweetness to the Cinnamon.

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Snowbank on the way down from Cinnamon.

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Descending the switchbacks near American Basin.

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The snowmelt was flowing.

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Not quite wildflower time yet.

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Creepers Jeepers Gang rigs.

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Not-so-bighorn sheep.

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I missed the official Alpine Loop sign headed out of Silverton, so we caught it when leaving Lake City on Engineer Pass.

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Amazing views along Engineer Pass.

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Whitmore Falls.

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Creeper Jeepers Gang lined up at Whitmore Falls.

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Approaching the top of Engineer Pass.

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Snow getting deeper.

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We couldn’t believe the amount of snow at the top of Engineer.

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The official line up at Oh Point.

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Frank Taylor’s CJ….one of my favorites.

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The Rubicon posing in good company.

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