Going a good bit below 14,000 feet for this one.
Over the July 4th weekend, Christine and I drove up to Crested Butte to bike and hike…ideally not at the same time because “hike-a-bike” is miserable. I don’t carry the camera with me on our rides…mostly due to the fact that I’m not the best mountain biker and I like my camera in one piece, but I did take it on our hike up CB Mountain.
As this was a fairly tame hike, this will be a mostly picture entry with a few sentences dispersed in between.
We had originally contemplated backing Conundrum Hot Springs or something of the like in the area around Crested Butte. However, we had heard that there was still quite a good bit of snow left in the mountains…and we wanted none of that. Looking west, we had definitely heard correctly:
Casey however, would have been quite content for a snowy backpacking trip it appeared:
As most everyone who knows me knows…I’m a huge nerd. For some reason I love discovering where the avy guns are at mountain resorts. Some are easy, like the gun just south of Independence Super Chair at Breck. However, we discovered one overlooking the Banana run at CB that was down a trail that would be fairly hard to discover in the winter.
At the top of the Paradise Chair, right underneath the Headwall, they had left the lift and run status board marked from closing day.
And lastly, but certainly not least. Thanks to lovely lady that brought me out to this truly beautiful mountain town.