On the way from Los alamos to Gold Creek, we stopped in Tres Piedres, NM
I remember eating in this cafe as a kid...
Someone's nice garden next to the defunct gas station - see what's pollinating the flowers?
Early morning, the meadow near the cabins
Beaver pond almost completly filled in
Upper cabin, early morning
Lower cabin, early morning
Our road to the cabins, looking towards site of old garage
Mill Lake (about 3 mile hike from cabins). Good for our 1st day at altitude.
Fossil Mountain, from Mill Lake
Roger, getting ready to start fishing.
See the baby weasel? 8-10 of these ran by us earlier, but I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of that rough and tumble bunch.
The ridge between Mill Lake and the Lamphear basin
Marshall and I climbed up aways above the Lake...
Sheep mountain in the distance
Hummingbird feeder at the cabin was very popular among its intended audience
The closest restaurant (in the nearby town of Pitkin). Among other things, good ice cream can be found here.
Heading up the old railroad grade above Pitkin towards the Alpine Tunnel
An avalanche went through last winter, blocked the road for a while.
Driving over a section of the Palisades
Looking back towards the biggest section of the Palisades
There used to be a hgh-tech composting outhouse here, but another avalanche smashed it last winter
Starting to rain (ending our intent to hike a bit of the Continental Divide Trail)
Starting up the trail to Lamphear Lake (bad trail, spectacular destination)
The smallest of the three lakes in Lamphear basin
Gunsite pass, above Lamphear Lake
Looking through the Gunsite (it was getting pretty wet at this point)
Looking towards Henry Mountain, but all you see is the storm
Lower Lamphear Lake (somehow I'd never visited it before)
The remains of the blacksmith shop near the cabins, onour way up Browns Gulch
The former entrance to my Granfather's "Lower Mine"
Snowslide gulch from in front of Steve's cabin (base of Brown's Gulch)
Pictures along the road from Ouray to Durango follow...