Saturday, August 23, 2014

Iron Mtn and Red Mtn and Back Again 8-23-14

We started at Crystal Park/Sutherland Creek and summited the now public peak of Iron Mountain, then went down the other side via a new trail cut and then went on to summit Red Mountain, down, back up and down Iron to the start.  About 7 miles, maybe 1800 ft. elevation gain. (runtotal 123 miles)

slime mold

Iron Mountain


Fairy Trumpet Flowers

Juvenile Rufous or Calliope Hummingbird

Williams Canyon

The cut for Iron Mountain connecting to Intemann is made but technically they've got a little work to do to it still.

Red Mountain

Trailing Four O'Clocks

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Captain Jack's Trail 8-16-14

4-5 miles on Captain Jack's trail from the Penrose trailhead parking lot.  (runtotal 116 miles).
Lots of interesting mushrooms and late bunch of wildflowers.  Raspberries and cherries prime for eating.