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4runner 08-20-2012 09:39 PM

Mosquito Pass, Colorado 8-10-12
 
Last week I took a few days off and decided to go play over in Fairplay/Leadville area of Colorado. These photo's are from last Friday when I ran Mosquito Pass.

Snap a few photo's on my way out towards Fairplay from my campsite.

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On the trail towards Mosquito Pass.
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Orphan Boy Mine - I didn't explore these structures and I'm kind of kicking myself now after seeing some more photo's of them
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Views from the road up to the North London Mine
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North London Mill
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The road up to the pass
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4runner 08-20-2012 09:40 PM

Mosquito Pass
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The view looking towards Leadville, Colorado
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I missed the South London Mine - had to zoom in on this one
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Headin on down the trail
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Looking back
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Once I got closer to Leadville I made a slight detour to a mining area that I saw when descending down from the pass and couldn't help but look. I believe this area is off of county road 13 and 38 or something like that.
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After getting my fill of checking this area out it was on to Leadvill to grab some gas, air up the old tires and grab a Rockstar Zero which I had been craving the entire trip before heading on out. I had originally planned to head over to Schofiled Pass/Devil Punch bowl in the afternoon but the weather had turned kind of nasty and from the reading I did before the trip suggested not to take pass when wet. I heeded the warning and decied to head on back to Colorado Springs and relax for the rest of the weekend.

The entire trip report can be found here which includes hikes up and over the 14,000' mark: A trip to 14000' and Mosquito Pass - Expedition Portal

rover67 08-20-2012 10:14 PM

Cool, thanks for posting up! The pictures look awesome.

I like Mosquito pass a lot, very cool up there. Sounds like it was a part of a fun trip.

farnhamstj 08-21-2012 08:30 AM

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

SteveH 08-21-2012 09:18 AM

Excellent photos. I presume most of the mine ruins are on the Leadville side of the pass? There aren't many ruins (that I recall) on the Alma side of Mosquito pass.

Woodsman 08-21-2012 03:24 PM

Great shots. Those Ingersoll Rand Imperial Type 10 compressors were popular among miners worldwide.

4runner 08-21-2012 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveH (Post 216974)
Excellent photos. I presume most of the mine ruins are on the Leadville side of the pass? There aren't many ruins (that I recall) on the Alma side of Mosquito pass.

Yep, they were on the Leadville side.

Old40Dog 08-27-2012 09:15 PM

Thanks for the great pics! Hoping to return over Mosquito from a trip in mid-September. Was up there July 2011 and it was still snowed in.

cool breeze 08-29-2012 01:39 PM

Looks great, this could be a trip for this weekend. Any suggestions on where to stay. Camping or cabins?


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