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Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:38 PM
Took a "shortcut" home from a conference in Snowmass. Hagerman Pass is between Basalt and Leadville. There are a few options on the drive. great remote area. Very little traffic.

Boat camping at Ruedi Reservoir.
Area map
Diemer Lake

Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:41 PM
Met cruiser friends Glen and Angie at Sellar Lake.

Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:44 PM
The route has a 230KV Denver-Grand Junction power transmission line. It mars the view but made for a great remote road, with some fun sections.

Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:49 PM
The main pass road is pretty easy, some water, puddles and great view at the top.

Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:51 PM
Patches of snow at the top and a great campsite where I hoped I'd get the sunrise.

Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:57 PM
The Sunrise was perfect. It was a quick trip down past some historical sites that beg for further exploration.

Inukshuk
07-14-2013, 11:58 PM
The view on Thursday morning's drive up via Leadville and Independence pas was spectacular too.

wesintl
07-15-2013, 12:08 AM
ah, i'm starting to miss the cool dry air! nice pics!

Shotshell
07-15-2013, 09:32 PM
Very cool.:thumb: Love that place.
You know, I once saw a guy drive a little chevy Cobalt over that pass back in '09. It was pretty funny when he crossed that irrigation water crossing. It was a lot higher at the time. I thought I was gonna need to pull him through.

Anyways, nice pics.:thumb:

Mosquito pass and Haggerman pass make a good double pass trip.

RockyMtRunner
07-28-2013, 09:20 AM
Outstanding scenic shots. Thanks.

Inukshuk
07-28-2013, 08:47 PM
Outstanding scenic shots. Thanks.

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