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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Jeep Adventure Along The Alpine Loop

Rick Morgan

Last  Wednesday we rented a Jeep from Silver Summit in Silverton and headed out for a day-long adventure along the Alpine Loop. This is a spectacular drive and according to Outside Magazine it is ranked as one of the 10 best rides in the country - no argument from us.



Rather than try and describe this trip I am going to let the pictures do the talking - although, as so often is the case pictures do not do it justice.

Old mines...







Ghost towns - most notable of which was Animas Forks.











Even though it is at the end of the season...wildflowers.






Two amazing passes.



Wildlife. (That it folks - Marmots) 


Some "exciting" jeep roads.







Waterfalls.



Aspens beginning to turn.




And of course amazing vistas.












Exhilarating and a sensory overload.