Photo looking across the valley from the lower switchbacks on the Bear Creek trail south of Ouray
Looking south from the bear creek trail. The road to red mountain pass is in the center.
The bear creek trail. I would say this is a no fall zone.
over exposed view down the canyon on the bear creek trail
the trail really is runnable...
can you believe that miners used to haul all of their gear along these trails?
I am pretty sure this used to be a bridge...long way down.
raging river at the bottom of the canyon
random hikers on the bear creek trail.
a little waterfall
some of the snow from the epic winter
a little higher along the bear creek trail getting close to the Yellow Jacket mine site.
lots of water coming down from the mountains.
The Yellow Jacket Mine site. Lots of old machinary.
this would have been an awesome ski run.
the view west from the yellow jacket mine site.
my little home at the amphitheater state camp ground above Ouray Colorado.
a deer having dinner 5 feet from my van
after the van was repaired it made it up to red mountain pass.
which as you can see is over 11000 feet, not bad for a 20 year old van!
Beth and Steve relaxing at the historic Avon hotel in Silverton CO
Greg totally absorbed in hardrock talk.
Gibbs trying to knock over Deb.
Deb! hardrock veteran.
Marley checking things out from the second floor at the Avon.
The nightly get together at the Avon.
Tommy holding court...i think most of the empties are his ;-)
One of the "floats" for the 4th of July parade in Silverton CO.
The Silverton Brewery has some great beer, stop by if you find yourself in town.
The hardrockers getting ready for their part in the parade
Mike holding up his end of the bargain.
Greg, Jenny and Gerry lead the group in the parade
Stan looks very happy to be there.
Jerry and Jenny Roach.
like herding cats we are on the move
the Silverton water fight, glad i was not in the way of those hoses as it really looked painful.
Howie on the Colorado trail above the little molase lake camp ground south of Silverton. This was taken at ~11450 on a morning hike.
Awesome trail for running
looking south towards Durango from the colorado trail
how awesome is this trail? too bad running up hill for any length of time at 11500 is just brutal. However, running downhill was a lot of fun.
Deb and Steve the morning of the race. WTF?!
three of the funniest ladies in Silverton!
Stan and Chrissy.
Daniel Levy from France. One of the nicest guys at the race, he came in fourth and still looked fresh.
The mass start just before 6AM
and they are off with Daniel Levy in the lead
I like this shot, the young guy in red is Dakota Jones who at the age of 22(?) running his first hardrock came in second!!
Steve, Deb and Jeff coming up the rear.
Steve feeling confident
All of these shots are taken at the mile 44 aid station called grouse gulch. as you can tell i was playing with the motor drive on the camera. I was just too lazy to edit them all, but if you look at them as a slide show with a 2 second interval it is pretty cool.
Daniel Levy and the hardrock