The following pictures are from the first week...
Howardsville close up
That's Engineer Mountain in the distance, which we go over in the Hardrock 100.
Eureka (Old mine townsite)
Old foundation in Eureka
Tucker in the Wyman foyer
Day 2 we hiked up the Kendall Mt road
Tucker having fun chasing a critter up near 11,000 feet
Old boxcar on the Mt. Kendall Road
Hardrockers traverse reddish slope in center on "Nute Chute"
on the Kendall Mt. road
A bunch of snowmobiles just went by us
First view of Silverton from the road
looking out towards Ophir pass area
beautiful winter day
Cement Creek drainage is gap in center - Silverton Mountain extreme ski area is beyond .
Deb and I in front of our favorite town
just watching the sun come up.
Sunrise on Sultan
morning over Town Hall across the street from Wyman
A single crow makes its way across the morning sky.
Animas River, looking northeast out of town.
Ice out on Animas River
looking north out of town
Spring snow squall over Sultan
just a bit of spring weather
view from Kendall ski slope
This is right off the ski slope... the beginning of the "beaver pond" trail section
above Lackawanna mine looking south
The back of the old Lackawanna Mine
Old building in Howardsville
beaver dam below Howardsville
Beaver pond trail
more beaver pond trail
Frozen beaver pond
Still winter in Silverton
Morning snow over Town Hall
Looking north towards Storm mountain
Start of week 2, run to Eureka along CR22
Following a snowmobile trail besides the Animas river
more snowmobile trail
Beaver pond - lots of beaver activity in the Animas valley
Beaver Lodge out behind Howardsville
I think this is headed towards Eureka
Sign at Eureka
The road winding to Grouse Gulch
The Eureka Lodge
Road is falling apart....long drop down
This is the road to Grouse Gulch, which we are going to try to reach...
The Animas River below
Frozen cascading waterfall
Looking back at a storm in Silverton
going towards Grouse
Standing in an Avalanche looking up
Avalanche danger was high today, and we climbed over a few old slides
more of the road to Grouse Gulch
Areas like this were causing concern for avalanches
Another avalanche, looking down on it, standing on top of it.
Deb walking across the old avalanche
Deb was telling Steve "this isn't a good idea".
Tucker thinks he sees something
Because of this we headed back. It was a huge snowfield and cornice that could break loose and send us down to the river. Switchbacks to American Basin are just ahead.
just nice late winter view
Looking along the old Ore Carts
Today Rodger Wrublick and I did some repeats on Anvil just behind Silverton. 1 mile, 1500' (9318 to 10,800'), 30 minutes per climb, 45 for each loop.
looking down on Silverton and across at Kendall.
Somebody had skiied down the avalanche chute at far left.
Kendall Mt and Peak with Silverton below
The Needles in the distance, looking South towards Durango.
Sultan from Anvil
Here's comes Rodger!
Rodger had just got here from lower elevation and was having troubles.