Alpine Loop and Corkscrew Gulch runs

June 17th was our annual run of the Alpine Loop.  It just opened a few days earlier and ended up being a beautiful day.  We had 9 rigs on the run over Engineer and back over Cinnamon Passes with a stop in Lake City for lunch. Our “Oh Point” line up. We made the stop to view Whitmore Falls. Back at Eureka we had a moose watching us, looks like a bunny rabbit in the willows.

On 6/20/17 Kevin Heckman had a couple high school classmates come out on vacation and spent the days exploring.  We had 7 rigs and 17 people for our run. We first tried Brown’s Gulch but there was snow blocking the road yet up top so we turned around and went back onto HWY 550 to Red Mountain and explored that area a while.  We had a lunch stop at Ironton before we went up Corkscrew Pass.  The “flatlanders” had a lot of fun on this run.Lined up at the Brooklyn Mine.
Kevin showing his classmates the head frame of the Longfellow mine. Kevin and his classmates enjoying Corkscrew PassLooking at Ross, Minnihaha, and Velocity Basins from the top of Corkscrew Pass.