- Crested Butte
With all the spring moisture, this was
a banner year for wildflowers in the Crested Butte area. The
trip, did not disappoint as the wild flowers were amazing!
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The best wildflowers were found along
Gothic Road, near the town of Gothic in the Gothic Natural Area.
We also hiked up to Judd Falls, caught great views of Gothic
Mountain and drove the spectacular Deer Creek Trail.
- Town of Gothic - which mainly consists
of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
- Wildflowers on Deer Creek trail...
- View of Gothic Mountain...
- Hiked to Judd Falls...
Some shots of the town of Crested Butte
with "the Butte" in the background. Followed by an
evening drive up Washington Gulch road...
- Driving in Washington Gulch...
We hiked the Brush Creek trail which
is on the other side of town where again amazing wildflowers
and vistas were on display.
On the last day, we drove over Kebler
Pass which is home to second
largest living organism on Earth, the
Aspen Grove on Kebler pass is a "clonal" colony meaning
all trunks share the same exact DNA and a massive interconnected
root system. After the pass, we hiked the Three Lakes Trail which
as expected connects three lakes and features a nice waterfall.