2012-08-31 - Mineral Mountain summit   30 Photos   Aug 31, 2012
 
Finally getting around to climbing the namesake of the quad I've spent the most time in this year.
 
2012-08-25 - West Pinto Trail - Superstition Wilderness   28 Photos   Aug 25, 2012
 
We began with a short hike on West Pinto Trail up to the saddle and back from Roger's Trough Trailhead. On the return drive we explored an old road off from FR172.
 
2012-08-18 - Monument Valley   62 Photos   Aug 18, 2012
 
Monument Valley would be our last stop on the trip back from Colorado. The first group of photos were taken from US 163 Scenic Highway with the balance taken in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
 
2012-08-18 - Mexican Hat Rock   15 Photos   Aug 18, 2012
 
The last photos of the day on Friday and the first ones in the morning on Saturday in the Mexican Hat area in Utah.
 
2012-08-17 - Mesa Verde National Park   48 Photos   Aug 17, 2012
 
Not content to just wander about with the masses at Spruce Tree House we decided to take a hike on the Petroglyph Point Trail.
 
2012-08-17 - Silverton - Animas Forks Area   10 Photos   Aug 17, 2012
 
Just time for a short drive from Silverton to Animas Forks before heading off for Mesa Verde.
 
2012-08-16 - Blaine Basin hike video   37.2 MB   Aug 16, 2012
 
4-minute video from our hike to Blaine Basin including a side-trip to the waterfalls on Wilson Creek.
 
2012-08-16 - Upper Blaine Basin   17 Photos   Aug 16, 2012
 
While Tracey took time for a nap I took on what turned out to be a 1200' climb to the saddle below Mount Sneffels, hoping to get a view of Lower Blue Lake. Unfortunately there was another higher ridge another .5 mile away that I was not prepared to take on so I turned back.
 
2012-08-16 - Blaine Basin Trail   75 Photos   Aug 16, 2012
 
We began by following an off-trail GPS track from the East Fork of Dallas Creek until connecting to the Dallas Trail. From there we continued to Blaine Basin where Tracey took a break while I set off on another 1200' climb to a saddle below Mount Sneffels. (See separate photo set)
 
2012-08-15 - Bridal Veil Falls   9 Photos   Aug 15, 2012
 
Just a short drive up Black Bear Road to Bridal Veil Falls.
 
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