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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 07:30 PM

Pavilion Point 7-28-2012
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This has long been on to to explore list ever since I first explored one of the side roads off Rising Sun Argentine Pass Adopt-a-road.

Near the end of life for the Argentine Central Railway, Pavilion Point was created in hopes of getting more visitor to the fading line. They built a hotel and dance hallat a turn on the Narrow Guage line where it starts to leave Levenworth Mountain and head into the Argentine Valley.

You can access the North side of the Argentine line via Silver Plume.

Onto the pics:).

Morning Dew greats us at the trail head. A nice break from the hot, hot city.
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The Narrow guage road.
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Starting the climb up.
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Climbing in Elevation and looking towards Silver Plume. The grade for the line is 6%. Easy hiking but a tough climb for the geared "Shay" engines that Argentine Central used.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 07:37 PM

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Lots of opportunitys to overlook the I-70 valley.
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The once bustling town of Silver Plume.
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Republican Mountain.
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The mine loads were put into these structures and thus into the waiting bins of the Narrow guage.
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Lots of work was done to keep the constant 6% grade.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 07:42 PM

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Lots of mining activity in the area.
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Spotted this open shaft. Though didnt go in.
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Another of the loading structures. More later.
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2nd switchback.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 07:46 PM

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It was a great hike thruogh the forest:cool:.
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Some great stone work along the line.
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My dad for scale.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 07:52 PM

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Looking down on the Georgetown Loop.
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I-70 views.
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All that's left of Pavilion Point. You can access this by vehicle via Argentine Pass. At one of the switchbacks that gets you on the narrow guage route, a road heads to the right, taking you here.
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Looking East.
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I-70 far below. Kept an eye out for Cruisers:hill:.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 07:57 PM

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Some of the Rock Slide controll work, above Georgetown. About half way up the mountain.
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Lots of mining activity on Republican Mountain, above Silver Plume.
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We had a continous view of the Georgetown Loop.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 08:01 PM

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Heading back down.
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At first I thought maybe a ventilation pipe, but then noticed the steal tie down next to it....
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A fall time trip is being ponderd.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 08:06 PM

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We spent some time at one of the structures we passed earlier.
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You can see this structure from I-70.
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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 08:09 PM

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bh4rnnr 07-28-2012 08:11 PM

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