July 4, 2015
Yesterday, our sights were on the San Juans. Our trail of choice was Yankee Boy Basin. Actually that was the seond choice, but Imogene Pass is still closed due to snow.
Yankee Boy Basin is an alpine basin with stunning beauty. Access is by foot, bike or a moderate rated 4X4 trail.
The first part of the trail is Camp Bird Road. It is easy and wide and lined with spruce, pines and aspens.
|We always go slow with the windows down to enjoy the smell of evergreens and moist dirt.|
The last section of trail gives this trail it's moderate rating...it is rocky with a couple of ledgy spots and the higher you climb, the more narrow and steep the trail gets.
|A gate at the upper portion is closed until the snow melts in late June or early July.|
There are paths for walking among the wildflowers...
...and rocks for scrambling to get close to the falls.
|The water is crystal clear and very cold.|
|Yellow Indian Paintbrush|
Until next time,