This trail run was the start of our Labor Day weekend trip to trails in the Crested Butte area. We had hoped to do this along with Schofield Pass and Crystal City, but unfortunately there was still too much snow from last winter on Schofield Pass for us to tackle that one. It just meant we ended up with a longer evening spent in Crested Butte, which gave us lots of time to relax and enjoy our evening.
Our day was sunny and gorgeous, which was nice. It also made it very dusty, though.
We took our time and worked our way up and over the hills, enjoying the scenery. We saw one Jeep that was giving people tours, and even found Randy out with friends and family on the trail (another member not with us for this trip).
We stopped for lunch at a small camping area and enjoyed the sunshine close to timberline. The weather couldn't have been any better!
When we got to the intersection for Crystal City and Schofield Pass we finally decided that we weren't going to go check out the snow on Schofield Pass. There didn't seem to be enough room to turn around -- at least not with as many vehicles as we had. Later, we found out that people were even having to winch ATVs through the snow. It sounded much too dangerous and risky so we were going to have to save Schofield Pass for another trip.
We turned right and headed down for Crystal City instead. Lead King Basin was just as beautiful as ever, and we really enjoyed our trip there.
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