Silver Basin

 

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The Trail:

A less traveled trail that runs through the forest to two scenic lakes.

Rating:

2.0

Runs:

Date: 7/10/2010

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

Photos:

Near the start of the trail:

A waterfall along the way:

We didn't go this way:

A meadow:

Our first stop - next to a colorful small lake:

It's really colorful:

It may have "obtained" some color from the nearby mines:

Some flowers in the area:

More flowers:

Where the overflow water spills out of the lake:

Back to the lake shots:

A shot of the lake and someone taking a shot of the lake:

Another shot of the lake:

Some more flowers:

More flowers:

One last shot of the lake:

The trail continues to Silver Basin:

Nearing Silver Basin:

Parking near some flowers:

Parked and ready to explore:

The lake in the basin is bigger than the other lake:

It's pretty colorful from the mining and has a scenic backdrop all around:

Another shot of the lake:

Another shot of the lake:

Some Jeeps, some people, some flowers, some lake, some mountains:

Some flowers growing in the rocks:

Some more flowers:

Another shot of the lake:

Another shot of the lake:

Some colorful flowers:

Hello down there:

Another shot of the lake:

Another shot of the lake and someone on the shore:

A shot of a part of the other lake from here:

Another shot of the other lake:

More flowers in the rocks:

Close up of a flower:

Another close up

Another flower:

More flowers:

More flowers:

More flowers:

Another flower:

Looking for more shots:

Some more flowers:

More scenery:

Enjoying the views:

The lake again:

More flowers:

More flowers:

More flowers:

More flowers:

A broken geode:

More flowers:

The lake:

More flowers:

One last look before leaving:

We're gong to head back to this old mining operation:

Heading back:

Stopped to investigate:

Back on the road again, passing this meadow with a babbling brook:

A log waterfall:

A water crossing ahead:

The water that's crossing:

Back to the start of the trail:

 

Date: 7/26/2011

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

Photos:

Heading in. Near the start of the trail there's a waterfall that crosses the trail:

This is the first portion of it:

Here's where it crossed the trail and drops off rather abruptly:

Here's what happened to our tailpipe as we pulled up and out of the crossing:

Another waterfall as we near the parking area:

Parked and exploring the area:

There are flowers all over the area:

More flowers:

A view of the flowers, lake, and mountains:

This water spilled over the edge to form the waterfall we saw just before parking:

Another shot of the water:

Some of the flowers like the water:

More water flowers:

We saw some deer on the hills:

And someone climbed one of the hills to get a shot of the area:

One more flower before we leave:

Heading back down:

Still heading down:


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