The first day we went up the Junction Creek part of the trail. It was nice and easy along the crystal clear creek. It was pleasant, in and out of the trees with the constant sounds of moving water. It was fairly level for the first mile, then it began to steadily climb as you went higher and higher above the water.
|Jan starting out|
|A real nice wooded trail|
|The crystal clear water|
|Interesting erosion on the rocks|
Then we went back up La Plata Canyon to do the Taylor Lake hike. We did this on Sunday and were a little apprehensive as we expected lots of people around. Actually we lucked out, we passed only two couples hiking and 4 really serious mountain bikers fly by us! We climbed the mountain and only met a few jeeps, then set out on our hike after a bit of uncertainty about which trail was correct. It was a gorgeous day and the temp was perfect about 60 degrees.
|The beginning of the trail|
|Our views were pretty awesome!|
|Looking across to Columbus Basin|
We worked our way around the slope and out popped Taylor Lake!
After poking around there for awhile we headed back for our picnic lunch, and what a spot sitting there on the back of the pickup munching away:)
|Our lunch view|
|Looking back across to the Colorado Trail|
|Quite a spot|
While we were there, we heard an engine sound getting closer and closer, and although the pictures don't show it very well, it is so steep, it is difficult to see up and down the road. It got closer and closer and this popped out.