Mineral Creek

 

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The Trail:

Scenic narrow canyon with some challenges near the beginning of the trail. Some old mining structures along the way and a nice triple waterfall at the end.

Rating:

3.0

Runs:

Date: 7/9/2010

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

Photos:

Mineral Creek:

Mineral Creek is the start of the Alpine Loop:

Near the beginning there is an optional obstacle. Not easy when it's wet:

Going to try to attempt it:

This is the easy part:

Poser shot:

At this point all four wheels were turning and not getting anywhere. Could try to bump and gas over, or lower the pressure on the tires and try again, or just back down and not start off a long day by busting something...

...moving along enjoying the scenery with nothing busted:

Pretty scenic along here:

Stopping to take some pictures and stretch our legs:

Some more than others:

On the trail again and some mining ruins up ahead:

Still a lot left:

Still heading up:

A snow bridge:

A little sloppy from the rains yesterday:

We're going to head left toward Engineer Pass:

This trail is the roughest of the three trails in the Alpine Loop:

It's also pretty scenic:

Heading up a small hill:

Some scenery:

A short rough part:

Some mining relics:

Continuing along:

Moving along:

Up and over a small hill:

Remains in a larger mining area:

Continuing up hill:

Still heading up hill:

Stopping for some pictures:

Looking back down into the valley:

Some flowers:

Back on the road again:

Some mines up in the hills:

Getting near the end of this trail:

 

Date: 7/28/2011

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

Photos:

At the start of the trail airing down:

A look at the water as it rushes down the mountain...

... and under the road:

On the trail and heading up an obstacle:

A waterfall along the way:

A snow bridge:

We stopped at a "hidden" multi-level waterfall - this is the first level:

Another level:

Another level:

The last two levels:

Another view of the last two levels:

Some flowers growing in the area:

This year we hung a right and went to Poughkeepsie Gulch:


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