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ArloGuthroJeep
May 25th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Go figure, it rained this weekend.

Went up to Caribou Friday afternoon, backpacked in a bit (probably 1.5 miles or so)

Still tons of snow - also since it wasn't far to go in, we took our chairs:D

Trail head loading up our bags:
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2193_resize.JPG

One of the many huge snow drifts - it'll be a bit until this trail opens up:
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2197_resize.JPG

The water was running high so we had to cross upstream a bit to find a narrow spot:
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2200_resize.JPG

Plenty of clouds and fog this weekend:
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2227_resize.JPG

Did a little reading (even though it looks like I am sleeping:))
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2237_resize.JPG

And while it was raining and we hung out under a tarp, we played Yahtzee!
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2240_resize.JPG

Of course when it was time to leave on Sunday the sun was out and the sky was beautiful:
http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2247_resize.JPG

http://arlojeep.com/Hiking-Trip-Reports/Caribou-Backpacking-5-22-09/Weberized/IMG_2249_resize.JPG

Felt good to get out and lay on some hard ground again:bounce:

rubbersidedown
May 26th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Looks like a damn fine day to me! :thumbsup:

zoriloco
May 27th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Very cool, where did you actually camp?

ArloGuthroJeep
May 27th, 2009, 02:48 PM
There are two camp sites across the river crossing (point C) in the loop - sites 6 & 7
http://www.arlojeep.com/Directions/Caribou/Maps/CreekCrossing.jpg

And actually now that I look at the satellite photo (made it a few years ago) I realize I drew the loop much too soon. You can see where the road continues up and where the loop begins.

zoriloco
May 27th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Ohh God Im terrible at reading those images. So Im guessing you went in thru the old mining town and not thru the Rainbow Lakes Campground area? Then camped down by the creek?

I know I need to learn how to read these things. :shrug:

ArloGuthroJeep
May 27th, 2009, 06:15 PM
From the South side (the actual town site of Caribou) head North on the main trail and when you reach a fork you take the left path that takes you through a small creek. That leads up to Pomeroy Mountain. That trail which leads to Pomeroy mountain has two camping sites on it (Caribou is a designated camping grounds area only) - sites #6 and #7. There is an old mine site up there as well - which is shown on the aerial shot above in the very top and center as the cleared opening. Those straight lines through the tree's leading down from there, then across the main road and down South are old power lines.

Approaching from the North via Rainbow Lakes requires A LOT longer hike since that road is still closed I am pretty sure.

zoriloco
May 28th, 2009, 10:58 AM
I see. Well it sure looks like a nice spot.

Ironhide
June 22nd, 2009, 11:32 AM
Hey Alan you ever have any week days off? Looking at going to the flat tops for some camping and fishing here in the next few days off. Thinking of doing two nights.

Matt
June 22nd, 2009, 11:41 AM
Nice Ryan. :thumbsup:

Wanna go hike some 14ers? I'm planning on going to the Wilsons late July.

zoriloco
June 22nd, 2009, 03:55 PM
Usually dont have weed days off but if we plan it with time I can call in sick on of these days.

ArloGuthroJeep
June 22nd, 2009, 10:21 PM
Nice Ryan. :thumbsup:

Wanna go hike some 14ers? I'm planning on going to the Wilsons late July.

Hey Matt, I would love to, but I have to see how the puppy situation is doing. Right now he prevents me from doing multi-day trips and certainly no 14er for him quite yet.

http://arlojeep.com/Friends-And-Family-Pics/Bright-Trail-6-19-09/Weberized/IMG_2773_resize.JPG
http://arlojeep.com/Friends-And-Family-Pics/Medano-Zepata-Ranch-6-12-09/Weberized/IMG_2751_resize.JPG