Alpine Mine Hike

Wednesday Sprocket and I set off looking for some adventure. We started off hiking up the Weehawken Trail just outside of Ouray. The trail switchbacks pretty much straight up a hill and just doesn’t stop. Our goal was to get to the Alpine Mine remains.

Weehawken Trail

It was such an absolutely beautiful day. We weren’t in much of a hurry and it was pretty great to be up in the mountains with this guy:

Sprocket

Weehawken Trail

Mountain views

San Juan Mountains

The mine itself was a bit of a letdown but we decided to not stop there and work our way up to the ridge above the mine. I’ll admit to thinking “Just one more highpoint” more than once as we worked our way along. I had to finally give up when I reached a slope that I wasn’t comfortable leading Sprocket down alone.

Alpine Mine

San Juan Mountains

Ouray, Colorado

Beth

Here’s the view from the furthest point we made up the ridge line, not too shabby:

Ridges

San Juan Mountains

Sprocket

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