July 11-18, 1999

Backpack in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. First rode the Durango/Silverton train to the Needleton stop. First day hiked a few miles up Needle Creek. Second day into Chicago Basin. Third an Fourth days at Hazel Lake. Fifth day below the outlet of Hazel Lake just below tree line. Sixth day hiked to Durango City Reservoir #2. Seventh day back to the base of Chicago Basin. Eighth day out to the train.

 

 

 

Pictures of Animas River from Train.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first fish these kids have ever caught

Waterfall and Hydraulic Jumps in Needle Creek

Looking Down into Needle Creek Drainage

 

Lower Chicago Basin

 

Mountain Goats

 

Hazel Lake

Fun in the Snow

 

Looking East from Columbine Pass

Tent

 

Columbine Pass