The Dehaviland 'dash 8' that I flew on from Phoenix to Durango - quite a fun flight.
Such a small airport, but very friendly
In front of Charlie Thorn's house, the official 'Hardrock House' where everybody meets before course marking and trail work. Liz Walker, Jean-Jacques D'Aquin, Rich (the Troubador) Limacher, Pasi Kurkilhati, Chuck Wilson and Don Platt
Chris Twiggs and Chuck Wilson ready to hike up to our work sites. Jean-Jacques yawning in the background. The cold can really take it out of a person...
Jim Ballard in the blue jacket and yellow helmet...John Cappis in the yellow jacket with floppy hat
The rest of the crew before we left American Basin trail head. The logo on the pickup truck is the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative logo ( http://www.14ers.org ); the Hardrock race has been working with them since 2005 supplying fit and motivated volunteers for trail work on Handies peak (and, in later years, for additional projects)
Hiking up American Basin to our work site, with less than optimal weather...
Following Flavio Dalbosco and Rich Limacher down the trail into American Basin during the first work day, we were headed back down the hill since the upper worksite group had enough help
Can you tell I am shivering? American Basin in the background
Cresting Cinnamin Pass on the way back to Silverton
On the drive back to Silverton, Animas Forks as seen from the road descending from Cinnamin Pass
The second day wasn't quite as cold or rainy, Pasi takes his jacket off while Bob Combs (Bob of BillyBob) takes a short nap, tired from training and doing trail work the last week or more
The one and only Troubadour, Rich Limacher
Haulin' sack, canvas that is...Don Platt left holding the bag with CFI folks behind
Looking up American Basin toward Grouse-American pass, just beyond the ridge on the right of the photo
A brief break and photo of the trail crew - and NO we didn't just leave all of those rocks there! unfortunately, I can't name everyone in the photo, but I see Pasi, Bill Geist, some of the CFI leaders, Tom Hayes, Chuck Wilson, Flavio, Don Platt, Annette Anthony and Rich Limacher. Please add any names of folks you know in the comments
Tom Hayes and Chuck Wilson with other volunteers descending behind them
I stopped at Molas Pass on the way back to Durango for my flight home.
View from Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 1 of 8
View from Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 2 of 8
View from Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 3 of 8
View from Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 4 of 8
View from Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 5 of 8
View of the parking lot at Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 6 of 8
View of the parking lot at Molas Pass viewpoint Panoramic 7 of 8
Back on the plane for my flight home