12 November 2018

Blaine Basin

You know how I said that Blue Lakes was the "must do" hike of the area, and that it was typically teeming with unprepared tourists?  Well, Blaine Basin is the place with similar views that nobody ever hikes.  The two hikes share a trailhead, but nothing else.  Talk about solitude - on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, we saw zero humans.  Exactly the way we like it.

The trail crossed this creek 3 times.  It reminded me so much of New Hampshire.

Keep your eyes on the prize!

See the frozen waterfall way up there?

I'm pretty sure the one on the left is Mt. Sneffels, our local 14er (which I will conquer someday).

Obligatory photo of pups in the snow.

All of my favorite things in one photo.  Well, except beer.  That was later.  

Taken from County Route 7 on the way back out.  It looks so much bigger in person!

A well-deserved snack once we got back home. 

Is that a happy Border Collie or what??

This was a good hike.  Definitely would like to do this one again in a different season.
For a look at how beautiful this is in peak fall, check out our neighbor's blog post here:  https://boxcanyonblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/blaine-basin-other-face-of-sneffels.html