California Gulch

 

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The Trail:

A scenic trail that starts near Lake Como and ends at Animas Forks. There are with lots of old mining sites and scenic vistas along the way.

Rating:

2.0

Runs:

Date: 7/25/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

The trail starts at a fork that goes to Corkscrew Gulch, Poughkeepsie Gulch, and California Gulch. Not a lot of scenery here:

Heading higher and looking back toward the start of the trail and Lake Como:

Up to the pass:

Parked at the pass:

Looking back toward Lake Como:

Even up here there are some nice flowers:

Hiking up a little bit and looking back:

Some more flowers:

More flowers:

Looking over the other side of the pass to the trail on the other side:

Drove down the other side and stopped at these old mining ruins:

A locked shaft with a benchmark on top:

It's really green down at the bottom:

Looking back toward the pass we crossed:

More green and another mine:

Some water running down there:

Coming up to Bagley Mine:

Stop and check out Bagley Mill:

Pretty impressive:

Flowers in the brush:

Another shot of the mill:

From the front:

The trail continues from here and ends in Animas Forks:


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Last modified: November 05, 2011 04:02:04 PM