Sunday, April 10, 2011

steampunk

newlin creek trail
san isabel national forest
florence, co
5.4 miles (roundtrip)
1,400 feet elevation gain

this trail is in both our "southern front range trail guide" and the falcon guide "hiking colorado." it's a small trail that zig zags through the valley following (and frequently crossing) newlin creek.


there are interesting rock formations

small waterfalls

and at the end a meadow with an abandoned steam engine

pete tried to figure out how it worked
but i was more interested in the lichen

on the way back out, pete spent some time in search of some greenback cutthroat trout
(with no luck)
it was a fantastic hike, and one i think we'll do again

lots more pictures HERE!

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