I think the temperature of that lake is around 40-degrees!!!
Post skiing pictures too!Yep, the stream in American Basin was also fairly low. I also felt the wild flowers were not as full as two years ago. A very good day in the mountains; even had some skiing. We finished the day in Silverton at San Juan Sweets.
Engineers Mountain is on the menu for Tuesday.
Now that sounds like an adventure! Wish I was there.Wow, what a day. Major rain storm while on the trail. We have four cars sleeping on the mountain after a torrential rainstorm washed out the trail above and below us. In actuality, we were near washed down ourselves. We were within 5 minutes of the bottom of the trail when we became trapped. Half of the group had split off and taken a different route back and came into radio range right as they were passing the trail head. Fortunately, this gave us some degree of contact back into town and enough to tell our families that we were OK. After the water went down, we were able to pick our way down what was left of the trail and get ferried back into town. It is believed that there are still over two dozen vehicles still trapped on the Mineral Creek trail area. In town, we can hear the sound of dozers clearing off near by roads. The county is said to have a dozer heading to the Mineral Creek trail this evening, hopefully we can retrieve the Touaregs in the AM. All are OK, just a little dazed. One Touareg owner had a rock fall on his car from above, shattering his sunroof, damaging his windshield and denting his roof pretty well. He too is OK.
I'm going thru some pictures tonight, I'll post some up tomorrow. Be safe everyone!
There was some discussion on whether or not I should be posting the details of yesterday's events and if might scare away current and future participants of the rally.